Ava Morse, a 16-year-old Naperville teen, voices one of the main characters in Disney/Pixar’s newest animated film, “Turning Red.”

“Pixar sent us some equipment, and we could just plug in,” she said.If that was the easy part, the recording was harder, Ava said.“It takes a super long time to do, it takes so many people to do,” she said. “Voiceover is like you have to go for it. It can be embarrassing at times. Especially for this movie, you had to constantly go crazy, laugh, sing and have fun.”

Because of COVID-19, Ava didn’t get to meet her fellow cast mates or the filmmakers in person until the red carpet premiere and press appearances earlier this month.[Most read] Nearly 1.6 million Illinois Facebook users could get their $400 checks soon after appeals court upholds $650 million settlement

»Director and cowriter Domee Shi is the first woman to have a directorial credit for a Pixar feature film, a historic aspect of the project for which Ava said she was particularly proud.The “Turning Red” story also addresses themes she believes will resonate with girls, women and families. headtopics.com

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