Nashville Zoo ‘Turning Red’ for New Pixar Movie

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – At the Nashville Zoo this winter, one of the most popular exhibits was the red pandas. Now one of those pandas is getting a new stage name to coincide with the release of the new Disney-Pixar movie. turn red.

Last January, we introduced you to Lilly and Rowan, the two adorable red pandas from the Nashville Zoo. Now Lilly, the wife, takes the stage name “Mei Lee”, the main character of turn red.

In the film, Mei Lee is a confident, dopey 13-year-old girl torn between remaining her mother’s devoted daughter and the chaos of adolescence.

This image released by Disney+ shows Mei Lee, voiced by Rosalie Chiang in a scene from “Turning Red.” (Disney+ via PA)

And as if the changes of teenage life weren’t enough, because of her ancestors’ mystical connection to red pandas, she sometimes becomes one herself.

(Disney+ via PA)

So on Thursday, the Nashville Zoo decorated the panda exhibit for turn red, revealing Lilly’s new stage name. Lilly had a great time getting to know her new surroundings.

Disney and the Nashville Zoo are proud supporters of the Red Panda Network which helps ensure a future for this species in the wild, and Disney invests in the conservation of wild red pandas and their habitats through education and support. empowerment of local communities.

It’s part of Disney’s commitment to conservation to ensure that people, plants and animals all have a thriving place to call home.

The Nashville Zoo participates in the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s Red Panda Species Survival Plan®, which aims to ensure population genetic diversity among human-supported populations.

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