Pixar’s “Finding Dory,” the sequel to their 2003 film “Finding Nemo,” will soon enter theaters and the early buzz has been very positive. IndieWire’s own David Ehrlich described the film as Pixar’s “best sequel in years,” and said that it would give a whole new generation of kids the idea that sequels “aren’t de facto cash-ins, but rather films that are capable of retroactively adding new dimensions to beloved originals.”
But preceding “Finding Dory” will be Pixar’s latest short film “Piper,” directed by Alan Barillaro, about a hungry baby sandpiper struggling with hydrophobia. Watch a clip from “Piper” above featuring the sandpiper in question trying to pick up bubbles with his beak.
Pixar Animation Studios has released some of the most acclaimed animated films over the last twenty years. Some of their titles include “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “The Incredibles,” “WALL-E,” “Up,” and most recently, “Inside Out,” which took home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature last year. Pixar’s shorts have played a key role in the studio’s history, with many of the early shorts showcasing then groundbreaking innovations in computer animation. A new Pixar short has preceded every one of their features since their second film “A Bug’s Life.” Their shorts “Tin Toy,” “Geri’s Game,” and “For the Birds” have all won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.
“Finding Dory” will be released nationwide on July 17.