Now this could be delectably adorable.
Film giants Disney and Pixar will be premiering an animated short about an aging mom in a Chinese immigrant community in Canada and a “lively, giggly dumpling boy,” according to a press release on the project. “Bao” is scheduled to come out this summer attached to the release of “Incredibles 2.” What’s more, it’s the first original Pixar short to be directed by a woman, Domee Shi.
And Asians everywhere are so ready.
In the short, the mother grapples with empty nest syndrome, the release says. When one of her dumplings comes to life, she’s afforded another chance at motherhood but soon learns that the dumpling child, like most things in life, won’t stay “cute and small forever.”
Ultimately the film “explores the ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colorful, rich, and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community in Canada,” the statement says.
Domee Shi, the director of the short, is an immigrant herself. She was born in Chongqing, China and lived in Toronto, Canada, for much of her life. The story, the release notes, draws from Shi’s experiences as an only child living in Toronto’s Chinese community.
Now, who’s ready for some bao?