Is Itatí Cantoral really starring in a Disney film? !

Actress Itatí Cantoral makes her Disney debut. The telenovela star will lend her voice in the Spanish dub of Pixar‘s latest animated film turn redwhich is slated to premiere on Disney+ on March 11.

In the film, which is simply called Red for Spanish-speaking audiences, Cantoral will play Ming Lee, the overprotective mother of the film’s main character, 13-year-old Mei Lee, who learns she can turn into a giant red panda when she gets too excited. In the English version of the film, Ming Lee is voiced by Sandra Oh (Next to).

“Surprise! I can finally tell you that I will be giving my voice to Ming Lee! Mei’s mother in the new Disney and Pixar film, Red“, wrote Cantoral on Instagram. “It’s a dream come true! I can’t wait for you to meet her!

Best known for her roles in Spanish-language series like Maria la del Barrio and Hasta que el dinero separates usCantoral became a viral sensation over the years when one of her scenes from Maria la del Barrio has achieved internet meme super status.

Maybe cast Cantoral to dub the Spanish version of Ming Lee in a movie called turn red was a perfect decision since his villain character in Maria la del Barrio, Soraya Montenegro, herself turns red when she becomes unbalanced. Good thing it’s a kids’ movie, huh?

Cantoral has also posted videos on social media encouraging families to see his new film next month. We’ll be the first to air it, especially if Ming Lee lets out a dramatic gasp when Mei transforms into a panda.

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