Disney and Pixar’s upcoming animated film Turning Red features new music from Grammy winners Billie Eilish and Finneas.
Turning Red is scheduled to be released on March 11, 2022. The film centers on a 13-year-old girl, Mei, who suddenly turns into a giant red panda whenever she bursts into excitement.
“We needed our character Mei to be obsessed with something that her mom would not approve of. Boy bands were the first step into the world of boys for a lot of girls that age. The guys were all super pretty, polished, soft and loving, and they had of a way of bringing girls and their besties together. Plus, I thought it’d be really cool to create an animated boy band,” director Domee Shi says.
Eilish and Finneas contributed three news songs to 4*Town, the fictional band in the film. “Nobody Like U” features in the new trailer.
“When we first started talking about Billie Eilish and Finneas — back before they’d won a billion Grammys — we could see then how they had their finger on the pulse,” said producer Lindsey Collins. “We were big fans. We met with them and pitched this crazy idea of a boy band, asking if they’d be interested in writing and producing the songs. They were,” Variety reports.
Rosalie Chang and Sandra Oh will voice the characters Mei and her mother Ming. Orion Lee will voice the the character of Mei’s dad, Jin, and Wai Ching Ho as the voice of Grandma. Turning Red also features Ava Morse, Hyein Park, and Never Have I Ever star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan.
Be sure to check out the official trailer!