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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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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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Language:

Chinese | English

Release Date:

15 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bao See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title 'Bao' roughly translates to "baby." Small children or the youngest in Chinese family are affectionately called 'Bao Bao'. 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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Featured in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Oscars 2019 Recap (2019) See more »

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Another Unique Pixar Short
20 June 2018 | by EmbraceTheGeekSee all my reviews

Bao is a very cute short animation. I honestly didn't realize the protagonist was a woman until I looked at a discussion on Reddit but that shouldn't stop your attachment to the characters of the story. It was a nice opener for Incredibles 2 and the ending was surprising. Definitely worth a few minutes of your time and it will pull on your heartstrings. Yes you may cry and laugh and Domee Shi did a great job making a fun short.


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