The director of Disney and Pixar's new short film Bao talks about Toronto and diversity

The director of Disney and Pixar's new short film Bao talks about Toronto and diversity


One of the most exciting parts of a new Disney and Pixar film is the animated short that comes with it.

This time, that short film is called Bao and filmmaker Domee Shi is telling a very personal story about her Chinese heritage, and for the first time in a Pixar film, there's a very real setting, that being the city of Toronto.

As Canadians, we're especially excited to see a city many of us call home existing in the Disney/Pixar universe. The short tells the story of a lonely mother whose children have all grown up and moved out, but who gets a second chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings mysteriously comes to life.

Check out our interview with Domee Shi below and see Bao when it plays before Incredibles 2 at Cineplex theatres on June 15th!

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