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WATCH: Pixar teases new short film about cute dumpling boy

By: - Content Strategist
/ 03:46 PM April 17, 2018

Image: Pixar Animation Studios

A new Pixar short film will make its debut when “Incredibles 2” premieres in theaters come June.

“Bao” will be the opening act for “Incredibles 2” when the superhero animated movie opens in Philippine cinemas on June 13.


The short film will feature a cute dumpling who comes to life after being taken home by an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome.

Director Domee Shi uses the film to explore the ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colorful, rich and tasty lens of the Chinese community in Canada, according to a statement from Pixar.

While the mom is excited to have the dumpling boy enter her lonely life, she must eventually come to terms that nothing stays cute and small forever as the dumpling boy quickly grows up.

Pixar has a long tradition of showing short films as a prelude to the opening of feature movies. Their last short film was “Lou,” which opened for “Cars 3” in 2017. The short explored the concept of bullying and follows the boy Lou, who learns to manage the behavior of schoolyard bully J.J.  /ra


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