This sneak peak at Pixar's next short film has everyone reaching for the tissues 4 years ago

This sneak peak at Pixar's next short film has everyone reaching for the tissues

The new short film has everyone feeling emotional.

With Incredibles 2 due to be released this summer, many Pixar fans are also getting excited about the short film which will premiere just before the superhero sequel hits screens in the coming months.

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The nearly eight-minute-long film, Bao, tells the story about a Chinese-Canadian mother who finds it difficult to cope when she is left with an empty nest. However, the woman finds new purpose when one of her handmade dumplings comes to life.

And it looks like audiences are already excited to get to see the short film, with many emotional just at the thought.

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Domee Shi, a storyboard artist, becomes Pixar’s first female short director thanks to the film and says the film was inspired by her desire to tell a story that touched on aspects of her upbringing as a child of Chinese immigrants.

“Often times it felt like my mom would treat me like a precious little dumpling, wanting to make sure I was safe, that I didn’t go out late, all that stuff,” Shi told EW.

“I just wanted to create this magical, modern-day fairy tale, kind of like a Chinese Gingerbread Man story.”

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