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A mother bird tries to teach her little one how to find food by herself. In the process, she encounters a traumatic experience that she must overcome in order to survive.

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A young and bright-eyed Sandpiper is motivated by her mother to start hunting for food along with the rest of the flock in the sandy seashore. However, the tiny bird is still terrorised by the surfs that break on the ocean's shoreline, unable to take care of herself. Poor little Piper, growing up is difficult, nevertheless, your caring mother believes in you. Written by Nick Riganas

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17 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Piper See more »

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Pixar Animation Studios See more »
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1.85 : 1
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The first Pixar animated short to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film since For the Birds (2000) in 2002. See more »

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In a post-credits scene, Piper's sleeping with shells and wet. See more »

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Adorable
8 May 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Charming Pixar short about a baby bird that has to overcome its fears to learn to find food for itself. It's a very simple story but the simple stories are often the best ones. The animation is some of the most beautifully detailed I've seen from Pixar yet. The music is nice and cheery. It's really just a lovely, pleasant little cartoon that I can't imagine anyone but the grouchiest among us finding fault with.


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