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Embrace the Panda: Making Turning Red

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Women-led filmmakers empower inspiring coming-of-age docu.

Movie NR 2022 48 minutes
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This stylish blend of storytelling is superbly-crafted entertainment for tweens and teens who may want to develop a deeper interest and career pursuit in the moviemaking process. The documentary Embrace the Panda: Making Turning Red truly demonstrates what it could take to get there, including encouragement by friends and family. "She just always believed that I know what's best that gave me so much freedom to be the artist that I am today," says production designer Rona Liu (Bao) about her mom. Director Domee Shi (Bao) recalls that her parents saved all of her drawings and writings while growing up "in Toronto and being the only child of my over-protective mom and dad." Danielle Feinberg (WALL-E), a visual effects supervisor, further spells out that the team's Turning Red is a "film about growing up and figuring out who you are and embracing that." And so does Embrace the Panda: Making Turning Red in its very eloquent delivery.

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