Pixar became famous for the quality of its animated short films. Let's not forget that Pixar Studios started with ‘Luxo Jr' way back in 1987. BAO follows in the tradition of the studios' other award-winning shorts like LAVA and PIPER.
BAO is just 7 minutes long, but this animated gem packs a lot into those moments. The dumpling is super adorable, and the story has a twist in the tale (no spoilers ahead). The short covers the complex subject of parenthood, and the story will probably resonate more with parents than it does children. However, kids will love animation too.
The short was shown initially before ‘Incredibles 2' at the cinema. Reactions to BAO on social media were mixed. Many claimed it brought them to tears, while others stated they ‘didn't get it'. Personally, I loved BAO and would recommend everyone watch it. If you don't get it, you've only lost 7 minutes, and you'll still see some impressive animation.
BOA is just one of the Pixar shorts which is available on Disney+. You can now view a whole collection of splendid animated short films on the streaming platform. The current line-up includes classic such as LAVA, FORKY ASKS A QUESTION, PARTY CENTRAL and the brilliant PIXAR IN REAL LIFE.
Don't forget that Disney+ is now the home of all PIXAR shorts and major motion pictures. You can watch every TOY STORY movie, MONSTER INC and INSIDE OUT to name just a few.