First Pixar short film helmed by a woman

The short film Bao, by writer-director Domee Shi (right), is about food and family. With her is producer Becky Neiman-Cobb.
The short film Bao, by writer-director Domee Shi (right), is about food and family. With her is producer Becky Neiman-Cobb. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Bao, the animated short film accompanying Incredibles 2, is the whimsical tale of a Chinese woman suffering from empty-nest syndrome when her homemade dumpling comes to life and becomes like a son.

But it is also a milestone: Writerdirector Domee Shi, 28, is the first woman to helm a Pixar short in the studio's 32-year history.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2018, with the headline 'First Pixar short film helmed by a woman'. Print Edition | Subscribe