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Piper ()


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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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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
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Directed by

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Alan Barillaro

Written by

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Alan Barillaro ... (written by)

Produced by

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Henry Happeny ... executive producer
John Lasseter ... executive producer
Marc Sondheimer ... producer
Andrew Stanton ... executive producer

Music by

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Adrian Belew

Cinematography by

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Erik Smitt ... director of photography: lighting
Derek Williams ... director of photography: camera and staging

Film Editing by

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Sarah K. Reimers

Editorial Department

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Susan Brunig ... colorist
Chloe Kloezeman ... additional editorial

Production Design by

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Jason Deamer

Production Management

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Paul Cichocki ... post-production supervisor
Richmond Horine ... production manager

Art Department

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Rejean Bourdages ... storyboard artist
Enrico Casarosa ... storyboard artist
Tony Maki ... additional story artist
Tony Rosenast ... storyboard artist
Rosanna Sullivan ... additional storyboard artist

Sound Department

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Ren Klyce ... sound designer
Samuel Lehmer ... production sound designer
Shelley Roden ... foley artist
Scott Curtis ... foley mixer (uncredited)

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Tracy Lee Church ... sets shading artist
Sarah Beth Eisinger ... additional effects
Shaun Galinak ... effects artist
Andrew Jimenez ... digital artist
Jay-Vincent Jones ... Stereoscopic Lead
Tobin Jones ... senior fx technical director
Ken Lao ... lighting artist
David Lipton ... visual effects artist
John Lockwood ... visual effects
Leon JeongWook Park ... fx technical director
Kiki Mei Kee Poh ... character shading and grooming
Ferdi Scheepers ... visual effects supervisor
Andrew Schmidt ... additional sets support
Julien Schreyer ... lighting artist
Vincent Serritella ... effects animation technical director
David Shavers ... master lighting artist
Lan Tang ... sets shading artist
Bill Watral ... visual effects
Andrew Wheeler ... visual effects artist
Jane Yen ... crowds artist

Animation Department

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Dovi Anderson ... animator
Evan Bonifacio ... animator
James W. Brown ... animator
Simon Christen ... animator
Claudio de Oliveira ... animator
Graham Finley ... animator
June Foster ... animation support
Rob Gibbs ... animator
Joey Gilbreath ... additional animator
Richard Gunzer ... additional animation
Catherine Hicks ... animator
Patty Kihm ... additional animator
Brian Larsen ... head of story
Colin Levy ... layout artist
Erick Oh ... animator
Bret 'Brook' Parker ... animator
Charlie Ramos ... layout artist
Nickolas Rosario ... animator
Alli Sadegiani ... animator
Samantha Jane Samuels ... Animation Coordinator
Tal Shwarzman ... animator
Ricky Wight ... animator
Kureha Yokoo ... animator

Music Department

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Brian Byrne ... conductor
Wade Culbreath ... musician: percussion
George Doering ... musician
Brittany Dunton ... score coordinator
Miles Fuqua ... assistant to composer
Greg Hayes ... music scoring mixer
Tom MacDougall ... music supervisor
Jake Monaco ... orchestrator / score arranger
Daniel Rowland ... music production
Booker White ... music preparation

Other crew

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Thomas Gonzales ... localization team
Brett Levin ... supervising technical director
Laura Meyer ... title designer
Reid Sandros ... rendering supervisor
Brandon Wang ... technical development
Chris Wiggum ... publicist

Thanks

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Andrew Beall ... special thanks
Sharon Calahan ... special thanks
Daniel Campbell ... special thanks
Ed Catmull ... special thanks
Pamela J. Choy ... special thanks
Bryan Dennis ... special thanks
Pete Docter ... special thanks
David Eisenmann ... special thanks
Dana Frankoff ... special thanks
Sally Garbarini ... special thanks
Marc S. Greenberg ... special thanks
Nicole Paradis Grindle ... special thanks
Valerie Hathaway ... special thanks
John Hazelton ... special thanks
Sarah Jo Helton ... special thanks
Nancy Howard ... special thanks
Steven Clay Hunter ... special thanks
Andrew Jimenez ... special thanks
Todd Krish ... special thanks (as Todd R. Krish)
Gillian Libbert ... special thanks (as Gillian Libbert-Duncan)
Lourdes Marquez Alba ... special thanks
Serena Martinez ... special thanks (as Serena Dettman)
Lori McAdams ... special thanks
Paul Mendoza ... special thanks
Eben Ostby ... special thanks (as Eben F. Ostby)
Thomas Porter ... special thanks
Bob Roath ... special thanks
Jody Weinberg Silverman ... special thanks (as Jody Weinberg)
Susan T. Tatsuno ... special thanks (as Susan Tatsuno)
Jenni Tsoi ... special thanks
Lee Unkrich ... special thanks
John Walker ... special thanks
Andrea Warren ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Szalonka (Hungary)
  • Piper: Descobrindo o Mundo (Brazil)
  • Ο Νεροκότσυφας (Greece)
  • Песочник (Russia)
  • Pisklak (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 6 min
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Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Oscars (2017). See more »
Crazy Credits In a post-credits scene, Piper's sleeping with shells and wet. See more »

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