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Piper (2016)

A hungry sandpiper hatchling ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline. The problem is, the food is buried in the sand where scary waves roll up.

Director:

Alan Barillaro

Writer:

Alan Barillaro
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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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Director Alan Barillaro said the impetus for the short came from what watching the behavior of feeding sandpipers, who forage on the shore but flee the water each time the waves flow. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Best Pixar Shorts (2018) See more »

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12 July 2016 | by lulubellew-16567See all my reviews

I am 55 yrs old and loved Finding Nemo and could not wait to see Finding Dory. I went today with a friend and after watching Piper I turned to my friend and told her even if Finding Dory was not great, Piper was worth the price of admission LOVED IT. (Finding Dory was good also but could not get Piper out of my head. Came home and looked it up on my computer and was excited to see a little teaser (as they called it) and teaser is correct cause it took you right up to the start of the adventure. Dang it I wanted to see it again. Whoever and however they did this animation needs to do some more of this, shoot I could have watched a how movie on Piper. Okay I know it is a short movie but could you throw in another teaser trailer. :-)


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Release Date:

17 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Atmos

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1.85 : 1
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