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Entertainment review YouTuber criticizes ‘Turning Red’ for not recognizing 9/11’s cultural impact

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  • YouTuber TheMysteriousMrEnter, also known as Mr. Enter, became the subject of online jokes and memes for his April 14 video review of Pixar's “Turning Red,” in which he criticizes the animated film for not recognizing the cultural impact of the 9/11 attacks.
  • Twitter user @CocoaFox023 shared a clip of the review to Twitter the day after the YouTube video was posted. The clip has garnered over 8.4 million views on the microblogging platform.
  • “This film takes place less than a year after the September 11 terrorist attacks. I bring this up because it radically altered the culture of the time in ways that make this movie feel exceptionally ignorant of the time,” Mr. Enter said in his video review.
  • His remarks prompted Twitter users to generate a wave of memes.

A YouTuber became the subject of online jokes and memes due to his review of Pixar’s “Turning Red,” in which he criticizes the animated film for not recognizing the cultural impact of the 9/11 attacks.

YouTuber TheMysteriousMrEnter, also known as Mr. Enter, uploaded his review titled “Turning Red is a mixed bag” on April 14. The video has over 77,000 views at the time of this writing.

Pixar promotes ‘Turning Red’ director Domee Shi, producer Lindsey Collins to leadership roles

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  • “Turning Red” director Domee Shi and producer Lindsey Collins have been promoted at Pixar Animation Studios.
  • Shi is now the vice president of Creative while Collins has assumed the position of senior vice president of Development.
  • At Pixar, Shi worked as an intern before becoming a story artist for “Inside Out.” The Chinese Canadian filmmaker eventually worked on other big projects, such as “The Good Dinosaur,” “Incredibles 2” and “Toy Story 4” before gaining international fame for the short film “Bao” and the feature film “Turning Red.”
  • Collins previously worked on “Wall-E,” “Finding Dory” and “A Bug’s Life.” She also helped lead Pixar’s SparksShorts program.
  • “Pixar has always been a place that seeks to delight and surprise audiences and I am thrilled to be able to expand on that legacy and help shape what comes next, surrounded by some of the most diverse, unique and inspiring filmmakers and voices working today,” Collins said in a statement.

Turning Red” director Domee Shi and producer Lindsey Collins have been promoted at Pixar Animation Studios following the success of the studio’s latest feature film. 

Pixar announced on Tuesday that Shi is now the vice president of Creative. Collins, who has worked for the company for 25 years, has assumed the position of senior vice president of Development.

Review of ‘Turning Red’ that criticized the movie’s characters as unrelatable prompts backlash, apologies

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  • CinemaBlend’s Managing Director Sean O’Connell was heavily criticized online for his review of Disney Pixar’s “Turning Red,” which he deemed an “exhausting” film not “made for a universal audience.”
  • His review circulated on Twitter, leading many users to accuse him of dismissing the movie because it featured Asian protagonists, whom he criticized as unrelatable.
  • “This is what happens when white males are presented as the default. Audiences have empathized with white male protagonists forever but you get one Asian girl in animation and these people question their existence,” POC Culture tweeted in response.
  • The online backlash prompted a Twitter apology from both O'Connell and CinemaBlend’s Editor-in-Chief Mack Rawden.

A review of Disney Pixar’s “Turning Red” published by CinemaBlend was taken down after it was heavily criticized online.

CinemaBlend Managing Director Sean O’Connell deemed Pixar’s latest animated feature “exhausting” and not “made for a universal audience.” His review, in which he gave the film two-and-a-half stars, has since been unpublished from the publication’s website, although it can be found archived online.