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"I feel this responsibility to share with the world and non-Asian audiences Mei's life, her household and her community. One of the scenes I love most [in Turning Red] is a small scene near the beginning, where they're at home and Mei is making dumplings with her mom and watching a Cantonese soap opera on TV. Her dad's cooking in the kitchen in the background. It's a small slice-of-life moment, but it was so cool that we were able to share this snapshot of Asian North American life and bring it to the world."
-- Domee Shi

Sumi, Glenn. "Domee Shi's Pixar love letter to Toronto: The Oscar-winning director puts the city on the animation map with her semi-autobiographical new film Turning Red." Interview with Domee Shi. Now (Toronto), March 2, 2022.