Bao

BAO is a Pixar animated short film. It tells the story of a lonely mother who is going through empty nest syndrome. But at dinner one night, one of her dumplings sprouts limbs and a face… and it comes to life. The dumpling acts like a baby, and the woman is quick to take care of it. The short shows the dumpling growing older, and the inevitable heartbreak that comes with children finally outgrowing their home.

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Tangled

There’s a long, storied history of Disney films that involve princesses. With TANGLED, Rapunzel has finally joined the pantheon of animated princesses. The film is a loose retelling of the fairy tale, but with enough sprinkling of Disney magic to elevate it beyond the source material. TANGLED is far from perfect, but it is an enjoyable story that kids will fall in love with.

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Coco

When Pixar really works its magic, it can create a film that will last in the mind for years. It’s the powerhouse that has given us films like TOY STORY and WALL-E, and continues to be the standard-bearer when it comes to defining the power of animated storytelling. With COCO, Pixar has another bonafide hit on its hands – a perfect tale that will warm the hearts of children and adults alike.

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