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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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Sindy Lau ... Mom
Tim Zhang
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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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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

Chinese | English

Release Date:

15 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bao See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. See more »

Goofs

When Bao is sitting on his bed a portable game device is shown, likely a Nintendo Gameboy. These devices typically have a directional D-pad and two buttons, but only a single button is shown. 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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Featured in 2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation (2019) See more »

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Prepare to ugly cry

Pixar and Disney really ought to merge with Kleenex ... they just know how to get you right in the feels! Being Asian and the mom of two boys this got me ... a very well done short showing what it's like when your child grows up and how hard it is to let go.


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