Oscar goes to Canadian animators

Bao,” a Canadian production by Pixar, has won the 2019 Oscar for short animated film, continuing a heritage first established by animation pioneers at the National Film Board.

Bao is the first Pixar short film directed by a woman, Domee Shi, who was inspired by her childhood as the daughter of Chinese immigrants in Canada.  The story follows a Chinese-Canadian mother who struggles with empty-nest syndrome, but earns a second chance at parenthood when one of her dumplings comes alive.

Two other of this year’s five animated short contenders were also Canadian: Animal Behaviourby past Academy Award-winners Alison Snowden and David Fine, and Weekends by Trevor Jimenez.



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