This heartwarming Disney Pixar short is based in Toronto (VIDEO)

Dec 18 2018, 5:05 pm

Disney’s Pixar films are known for their heartwarming, family-oriented storylines.

And this one is no different.

Recently released by Pixar, the short film “Bao” is directed by Toronto’s Domee Shi.

According to IMDb, Shi was born in China and moved to Toronto when she was two years old.

After studying animation at Sheridan College, she earned an internship at Pixar, and soon became the first woman to direct a Pixar short film.

Shi’s film “Bao” is about an ageing Chinese mom suffering fromĀ “empty nest syndrome” who gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively dumpling boy.

While the mom is excited by the new dumpling in her life, it starts to grow, showing that “nothing stays cute and small forever.”

Pixar describes the film as the exploration of “the ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colourful, rich, and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community in Canada.”

And to make it that much better, parts of Toronto are showcased in the short film, from the CN Tower to our beloved streetcars.

Check it out below.

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