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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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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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First short film at the Pixar to be directed by a woman. See more »

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

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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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Bao was another intriguing Pixar short
16 June 2018 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This was a Pixar short shown before the studio's feature of Incredibles 2 in theatres. It seems to involve a Chinese adult dealing with "empty nest" syndrome as she makes a dumpling that resembles her offspring who grew apart from her as it grew up. Directed by Domee Shi, this was quite amusing and touching. So that's a recommendation of Bao.


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