If you’re heading over to check out the latest offering by Pixar, Finding Dory, you will be pleasantly surprised by the customary short film before the main event. This time the cute and adorable short film is entitled Piper. You’re probably wandering why it’s called Piper, well, the reason is that it’s about, probably the most adorable thing Pixar has created, after Nemo, a baby sandpiper. Throw is some water, a family of hermit crabs, and boom, a Pixar Classic is born!
In what seems like a few seconds, the animation, coupled with the simplicities of life, we smile, we gasp in awe and wander, we have been entertained, and told a story, without words, visually. Put simply Piper is art. And above all, this fluffy short delivers some wonderful messages. Like the idea that we can learn from each other, the idea that everyone has something to offer, no matter what race or colour we are. It’s a heart warming short, you’re going to love it!
What is most impressive though, is the level of care that has been taken to give us an ultra photo realistic animated shot. The entire short film feels so real, so tangible, yet so photogenic, with subtle use of shallow depths of field, and warm lighting. Pixar is no doubt showing off here, almost saying, “look, this is what we can do.” This is only reason for excitement, as the technology behind CGI advances, we know that the company will continue to produce immaculate pieces of art. Here’s to hoping that the stories Pixar continue to tell us are also beautiful!
Finding Dory review to follow, and make sure you stick around, there is a very very neat post credit scene!