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WATCH: Pixar Unveils New Clip from ‘Piper’ Short

Six-minute short playing ahead of ‘Finding Dory’ is directed by Alan Barillaro, supervising animator on Pixar Animation Studio’s ‘WALL•E’ and ‘Brave.’

Meet Piper, the world’s most adorable sandpiper. Disney has released a new clip from Pixar Animation Studio’s Piper, the short film playing ahead of director Andrew Stanton’s Finding Dory feature:

The six-minute Piper is directed by Alan Barillaro, the supervising animator on both WALL•E and Brave, and follows the hungry baby Piper, who must overcome its fear of the water. An allegory about the way children learn from their parents and from other children, this is a story about conquering and overcoming your personal fears.

“Seeing the way these sandpipers react to waves and run, I always felt, ‘Gosh, that’s a film, that’s a character,” Barillaro said earlier this year in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “It’s always fun to show a world we’re familiar with but from a different perspective. We’ve all been to the beach, but have we ever viewed water from just an inch off the sand? That could be very fearful from a bird’s perspective.”

Piper premieres with Finding Dory in U.S. theaters on June 17, and in the U.K. on July 29.

Source: Disney UK

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.