Disney Pixar’s new Incredibles 2 trailer is out, but that’s not all! The studio also released a preview of the short film that will play before that superhero sequel in theaters, titled Bao.
— Disney•Pixar (@DisneyPixar) April 12, 2018
Bao is the first animated Pixar short directed by a woman. Made by Chinese-Canadian director Domee Shi, who also worked on Inside Out, the movie is about a Chinese mother living in Canada whose children have left home, and she is thrilled to get another shot at motherhood when her dumpling comes to life.
In “Bao,” an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her life, but Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever. This short film from Pixar Animation Studios and director Domee Shi explores the ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colorful, rich, and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community in Canada.
This is Twitter users reactions on the new short ahead of Incredibles 2 releasing in cinemas on June 15.
— Olinda (@xOlindax) April 13, 2018
I've been craving representation so much that I am beyond excited for this probably 6 minute long bao pixar short
— yasgrettsuko (@yasmlnes) April 13, 2018
@DisneyPixar I’m ready for Bao. Please keep making cultural films, feature length and short. It’s so great to see how much diversity this studio has been brining to the screen lately ❤️
— CinnaCocoaBean (@tsukkiaf) April 13, 2018
— Virginia Duan (@TheMandarinMama) April 4, 2018
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