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Recently, Nuke The Fridge reporter Robert Garcia was invited to Pixar Animation Studios in celebration of Incredibles 2 and the new animated short BAO which will play ahead of the aforementioned feature in theaters starting on June 15th. We were very excited to have an exclusive interview with BAO director Domee Shi and producer Becky Nieman- Cobb about bringing this heartfelt animated short to life.

You can watch the interview below!

In Pixar’s short film, BAO, an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy,” reads the project profile on the Tribeca website. “Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her life but Dumpling starts growing up fast and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever.”