Pixar’s opening short animations have become one of the best and most unique of contemporary film traditions. But possibly the weirdest and darkest one so far is Bao attached to The Incredibles 2. The Thrillist summarizes it pretty well:

“Director Domee Shi knows her Pixar short Bao, which screens before Incredibles 2, goes to some dark places. The little film tells the story of a dumpling that awakens, screaming like a baby just before its creator, an older Chinese woman, is about to sink her teeth into it. From there, the meat-filled creature becomes her surrogate child. It ages and gets surly —…