"[Domee] Shi [...] is actually the first solo woman to helm a Pixar feature [Turning Red], which may be why its portrayal of girlhood on the verge feels as true as it does, even as a cartoon; she captures the tsunami of heightened feelings that makes everything matter so much in adolescence, without judging or making fun. She also roots Mei's story engagingly in family ritual—the Lees hand-shaping dumplings for dinner or lighting incense for their ancestors as a matter of course, not calculated exoticism or lesson-teaching."
-- Leah Greenblatt
Greenblatt, Leah. "Turning Red review: Pixar grows up, gets panda'd in its joyful tween-centered latest." Review of Turning Red. Entertainment Weekly, March 7, 2022.