Watch the Teaser for 'Bao,' Pixar's Latest Short Film

The studio's upcoming tale is about a dumpling that comes to life
Photo: Pixar via Twitter

Last month, film buffs (and dumpling fans) had reason to be excited when Pixar revealed details about Bao, the studio's upcoming short film. The flick centers around a Chinese mother with empty-nest syndrome who gets a second chance at raising a child, thanks to a homemade dumpling that suddenly comes to life.

Though details—let alone a trailer—are sparse, Pixar has just released a clip and says the story will explore the "ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colorful, rich, and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community in Canada."

Bao is significant in other ways, too: Director Domee Shi is the first female in Pixar's history to direct a short. "I just wanted to create this magical, modern-day fairy tale, kind of like a Chinese Gingerbread Man story," she tells Entertainment Weekly. "The word 'bao' actually means two things in Chinese: Said one way, it means steamed bun. Said another, it means something precious. A treasure."

The full short will premiere on June 15 as the lead-up to The Incredibles 2. Knowing Pixar's reputation, prepare to smile, laugh and ugly cry all at the same time.


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