The Disney-Pixar YouTube channel has posted the animated short that played before Incredibles 2 in theaters, and if you missed it, now’s the time to check it out for free.
The short is titled Bao, and it tells an emotional tale of parenting, and how parents deal with empty nest syndrome when their kids grow up and become full fledged adults. It’s a creative take on this life experience all parents go through, because it uses a dumpling versus an actual human character to tell the tale.
Head on up above to check it out. I believe it’s up for various Hollywood awards, which is why it probably got uploaded to YouTube for more exposure.
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.
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