When word got out that Disney's Pixar was releasing an animated short about dumplings and family, reactions went something like this:
"OMG CRYING ALREADY."
OK, maybe that last one was just us. But the excitement turned into pride for many Asian-Canadians with news that "Bao" is directed by Domee Shi, who grew up in Toronto.
The seven-and-half minute film will be released as the appetizer to the studio's major summer release of "Incredibles 2" on June 15.
Not only is that a big achievement, but Shi has also made Pixar history as the first woman director of an animated short.
Breaking: Pixar's next short film 'Bao' (w/ #Incredibles2 in theaters) explores an empty-nesting Chinese Mother (Directed by Domee Shi). Read more about this film of "firsts" (1st female-directed short film at Pixar. Longest Pixar short to-date at 8 min) https://t.co/oXQ6Q2g6wFpic.twitter.com/ghwUPEmMn8
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