Pixar’s new short “Bao” celebrates the importance of food in Chinese communities
Domee Shi can talk about dumplings all day long — mostly because for the past four years, she’s been working on a short film for Pixar about a Chinese-Canadian mother who experiences empty nest syndrome until one of her painstakingly made dumplings turns into a little boy. Shi, who grew up in Toronto, has been eating dumplings for most of her life. “Dumplings hold a special place in my heart,” Shi said in an interview. “I would make them with my mom growing up."