Bao, which was announced back in March, will appear before the much-anticipated Incredibles 2. It'll portray an “empty-nesting Chinese mom” who brings a pork dumpling (arguably the best kind) to life. The short film is directed by Domee Shi, who will be the first woman to direct a Pixar short film.
Shi told Entertainment Weekly back in March that the movie is a “magical, modern-day fairy tale, kind of like a Chinese Gingerbread Man story” that will focus on the relationship between mothers and children. In fact, Shi's mother, a Chinese-Canadian immigrant and "dumpling master," was a consultant on the film, and the animators on the film were working directly from footage of her making dumplings.
We don't get a peek at that masterful folding technique in the clip, but we do get to see the dumpling's smile, which is enough to hold us over until Incredibles 2 and Bao are released in June.