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Pixar's newest film, Turning Red, is now streaming on Disney Plus, and if you lived through the early 2000s in Canada, you're definitely bound to recognize a few hilarious and nostalgic throwbacks.

The film follows Mei, a young Chinese-Canadian girl growing up in Toronto, Ontario. And while being 13 is tough enough as it is, it definitely doesn't help that she turns into a giant red panda whenever she feels a strong surge of emotion.

Turning Red is a treasure trove of iconic Toronto landmarks and hilarious references that only Canadians will understand, but there are also some other long-forgotten fashion accessories, games, and other items from the late '90s and early 2000s that make the nostalgia so real.

Here are just a few that will remind you why growing up in Canada was actually the best.

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Pixar's new movie Turning Red is a clear love letter to the city of Toronto and Canada in general, with so many iconic landmarks and locations around the 6ix easily spotted throughout the movie.

The movie just dropped on Disney Plus on March 11 and follows 13-year-old Meilin Lee as she goes through the normal struggles of becoming a teenage girl, and some trials quite unique to her family — like occasionally turning into a giant red panda.

Not only is the film set in Toronto, it's also filled with Canadian talent, from Sandra Oh who plays Mei's mom, to Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, who plays Mei's friend Priya. Plus it has so many hidden jokes and Canadian references, you'll want to catch, too.

So without further ado, here are seven obvious Toronto landmarks in Pixar's Turning Red, that you may not have expected to see.

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Pixar's new film Turning Red is like one big animated love letter to Toronto with iconic landmarks peppered throughout. But Canadian actress Sandra Oh has some of her own go-to spots in both Toronto and her hometown of Ottawa that she's grown super fond of.

Turning Red hits Disney Plus on March 11 and follows a 13-year-old girl named Mei who turns into a giant red panda whenever she feels a strong surge of emotion. Oh plays her mother Ming, who can be quite overprotective.

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Hands up if you love Canada? Then you'll probably be obsessed with Pixar's latest film Turning Red — which is teeming with hidden references and jokes that only people who come from the Great White North will truly understand.

The film hits Disney Plus on March 11 and is all about a young girl, Meilin Lee, who lives in Toronto. Whenever she feels a strong surge of emotion, she starts to turn into a giant red panda, which she learns is an ancestral family trait.

Canadian pride is on full display in the new film, and there are so many iconic Toronto landmarks to spot, too.

So without further ado, here are eight references we spotted in the movie that only Canadians will understand.

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