Disney Plus 'Turning Red' Ending Explained: Why did Mei retain her Red Panda?
Mei retains her red panda as a sign of her strength, as she always wanted to in a movie that talks about figuring out the inner beast in everyone's life
‘Turning Red’ is one best Disney movies you’ll ever watch. Mei Lee, a confident, geeky 13-year-old, strives to juggle friends, family, adolescence's upheaval, and her uncontrollable power to poof into a big red panda in the film. Cutting straight to the chase, the movie reaches the point where D-day arrives, and the red moon is ready to appear, allowing Mei to finally banish the red beast and become her true self.
Her entire family is in town that day, and after dinner, Mei heads to her room to get ready, at which point her father comes in and the two have an emotional conversation. Mei sees her as a monster, but her father explains that people have many sides, some of which are messy, but the important thing is to embrace them and live with them. On a side note, if you like to watch more Disney movies you should check out 'Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers', 'Encanto' and 'Luca'
'Turning Red: Ending Explained'
The ceremony to banish the red beast begins with Mei at the center of the circle and each member singing a Cantonese song. Mei was attempting to concentrate on voices, allowing them to help her through her inner storm. Throughout the film, the red panda appears to be a fault rather than a strength, but Mei discovers the red panda within her to be powerful, and she does not allow the panda to lose her. Spoiler alert: the entire ceremony is a failure, and Mei keeps the panda as a symbol of her part.
This all ends in massive shambles, which essentially introduce a new panda into the storyline. Ming (Mei's mother) Panda, or should we say her beast, arrives, and she is furious with her daughter for defying her word. The crisis unfolds as the two beasts — the baby red beast (Mei) and the mother beast, race across the city, one to reach her concert and the other to keep her daughter under control. Mei believes she can do anything since she views her weakness as a strength, and she went to the concert to be with her best friends and, of course, not miss singing "4 Town."
However, not everything turns out perfect, especially after your fight with your mother. Ming arrived at the performance as a red panda. The conflict breaks out between the mother and daughter, who are both red pandas, and they attack one other, while the rest of the family begins the rite of separating Ming's beast from her. Guess what everyone started singing in the ground, including Mei's family and friends, as well as the "4 town."
Finally, Ming's red beast releases from her, but Mei retains her red panda as a sign of her strength, as she always wanted to. The story conveys an important message: we all have an inner beast, a loud, messy part of ourselves. And we never let it out, but Mei did, and it helped her, so perhaps we should all do the same.
'Turning Red' is available for streaming on Disney+.