Disney and Pixar have just released their latest animated film It turns red. This is a 13-year-old girl named Mei Lee, who turns a giant red every time she gets very excited or feels a little.
It turns out that the “coarsely cut aesthetic” throughout the film was influenced by Nintendo graphics. Speaking to the Washington Post, director Domee Shi revealed how she and her production designer were both big fans of games like POKEMON and EarthBound growing up, and they wanted to “style” Turning Red in a similar way.
They even got some inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild when you make the world:
We both love this massive cute aesthetic and it has definitely been enhanced by playing Nintendo games like Pokémon like EarthBound. There is just something so appealing about how they can style their world in such an engaging, bold, cute way. As we watched the evolution of our film, we looked at “Breath of the Wild” and said, “Wow, how can they make people feel so beautiful and rich, but are they still able to simplify it?”
Although this is not the first time we have seen Nintendo games inspire specific movies, cartoons and other entertainment, it is always nice to hear a story like this. Turning Red is now airing on Disney Plus.
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