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Bao is a 2018 short film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. It was released with Incredibles 2 on June 15, 2018.


A woman, whose husband is busy at work, makes a dumpling that comes alive. She raises the dumpling as a child, feeding it meals. Eventually, the child wishes to join with the other kids, despite his "mother's" protectionism. As her "son" ages into a teenager and a young adult, he increasingly wants independence, while his mother wishes for more attention from him, feeling ignored. When the dumpling introduces his new fiancée and announces his intentions to move out of his mother's house, his mother prevents this by swallowing him whole, after which she cries over what she has done. Later, the mother lies in bed, and her real-life son enters the room, revealing to the audience that the whole sequence was imagined. The son, resembling a human version of the dumpling, is told by his father to comfort his mother, as she ignores him. He enters the room, offering the same treat the mother gave the dumpling, and as they share it, they both break down in tears. Afterward, the whole family, including the son's fiancée, make dumplings, as they sit at the table watching television.

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