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Making a whole meal out of a short film




In Disney•Pixar’s all-new short “Bao,” an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty-nest syndrome welcomes another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life.
In Disney•Pixar’s all-new short “Bao,” an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty-nest syndrome welcomes another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life.
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Fox gets a bad draw for World Cup

(Starts at 1:14)

The network's ad revenues will take a big hit because the U.S. didn't qualify for the tournament. But Fox has the rights locked up through 2026, when the World Cup will be held in North America,

Guest: Lucas Shaw, reporter, Bloomberg News

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"Bao" is a short film with a long backstory

(Starts at 9:15)

Domee Shi got her start at Pixar as an intern, working her way up to storyboard artist on features such as "Inside Out" and "The Good Dinosaur." Now she's written and directed the new animated short, "Bao," playing before "Incredibles 2." It tells the story of an older Chinese-Canadian woman adjusting to a newly empty nest, who gets a second chance at motherhood when one of her homemade dumplings comes to life. Shi tells The Frame that "Bao" was inspired by her own childhood growing up with overprotective Chinese immigrant parents and her love of classic fairy tales. 

Guest: Domee Shi, director, "Bao"

The movies you still can't find

(Starts at 21:20)

In the age of streaming services and premium cable channels with libraries that seem comprehensive, why are there still movies that can't be found anywhere?

Guest: Kate Hagen, writer, "In Search of the Last Great Video Store"