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A Chinese-Canadian woman suffering from empty nest syndrome gets a second shot at motherhood when one of her handmade dumplings comes alive.

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Domee Shi

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Domee Shi
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Sindy Lau ... Mom (voice)
Daniel Kai Lin ... Bao Kid (voice)
Sharmaine Yeoh ... (voice)
Tim Zhang ... Dad (voice)
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A Chinese-Canadian woman suffering from empty nest syndrome gets a second shot at motherhood when one of her handmade dumplings comes alive.

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Trivia

A few Easter eggs point to Toronto, Canada as the location: the CN tower in the cityscape background, a boy wearing a Vince Carter style "15" jersey, and a Canadian flag pinned to the refrigerator door. See more »

Goofs

Touch tone telephones should have twelve buttons, but there are only the first nine buttons (1 to 9). See more »

Crazy Credits

Instead of the usual Pixar credit for "production babies" - babies born to people who worked on a given film during its production - there is a credit for "production baos". See more »

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Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Garfieldelodeon (2019) See more »

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How we see our kids.
4 November 2018 | by patrickflorioSee all my reviews

This is not only for kids and I see Domee Shi's heart. Parents see their kids as dumplings. You will need to explain it to your kids to make them understand the feeling behind our being parents. I loved it, I call my girl my little meatball, (polpetta) in italian. We see our kids as ours and forget that they need to be themselves to be happy, we would protect them for ever. It is wonderful to see this feeling expressed without words and in a way that speaks directly to the soul. We need to remember that our kids are a big part of our life and that it becomes vital to keep them in our lives regardless of our ideas that do not match with our love for them.


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15 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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