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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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Credited cast:
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Sharmaine Yeoh
Tim Zhang
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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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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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The last short film made by Pixar to release theatrically. 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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I get what they were going for, but...
22 June 2018 | by jwwalrath-227-85487See all my reviews

I commend this Pixar short that came before Incredibles 2 for being different and more ambitious than previous shorts. However, it never quite gelled with me.

Bao does have the most heartfelt ending of all Pixar shorts and some distinctive character designs, I'll give it that. But, the overall gimmick was too weird for me. (I don't want to spoil it if you haven't seen this yet. This is is one of those situations where less info. is definitely more.) It doesn't help that the ending takes a moment to figure out. And that's for adults. Children will probably be confused. There is one moment that I found disturbing and may frighten some kids. Although a lot of people in the theater laughed at that, so it probably depends on who's watching.


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