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Piper (2016)

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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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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Trivia

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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The message of collage and adventures of life
27 July 2016 | by rie-63184See all my reviews

The little piper is not just adorable but the way the makers of piper captured the beauty of motherhood,, survival, nature and adventure in just 6 min is pure brilliance.

The film is told with no words and is the story of a very timid baby piper. The best thing about this film is the character design. The baby piper is adorable and is a great combination of a more realistic sort of CG with a slightly cartoon character. Both funny and touching, the minutes seem to go by pretty quickly by the time it ends.

However, this story line is a little difficult for children. It is not easy to understand the process of getting shells.


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