Introducing Piper – #FindingDoryEvent

I’d like to introduce you to Piper, isn’t she adorable?

She stars in the new short from Pixar Animation Studios titled “Piper”.  This is the story is of a hungry sandpiper hatchling who ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline.

Piper with Mama

The only problem is, the food is buried beneath the sand where scary waves roll up onto the shore.

Piper Bubble - Short Before Finding Dory

Director Alan Barillaro has been with Pixar Studios since 1997 and has worked on movies such as “A Bugs Life,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Finding Nemo,” and “Brave.” Soon after he finished his work on “Brave” he took on a new project with Pixar’s software development team to create a new animation tool. In order to prove how amazing this new tool was he created a short animation test about a sandpiper bird on the beach.

This test grew into the short “Piper”

Piper - Short debut before Finding Dory

Check out this sneak peek of “Piper”

“Piper” will debut in theaters worldwide with “Finding Dory” on June 17, 2016.

About Finding Dory

When we last saw Dory, she had just returned from her big adventure with Marlin to find his son Nemo. It’s now 6 months later and they are all living together on the reef, but Dory starts to have memories of her parents and where she came from. She begs for Marlon and Nemo to help her get home and soon their journey begins.

FINDING DORY – Ray Trench Painting (Concept Art) by Artist Rona Liu. ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

FINDING DORY – Ray Trench Painting (Concept Art) by Artist Rona Liu. ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”).

"Pixar And Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films" Presentation At Disney's D23 EXPO 2015

(L-R) Producer Lindsey Collins and directors Angus MacLane and Andrew Stanton of FINDING DORY

Finding Dory features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton.

D23 Expo 2015 Cast - Ellen DeGeneres, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell,

“Finding Dory” Trailer

Finding Dory swims into theaters June 17, 2016

Finding Dory Movie Poster - Have You Seen Her?

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Finding Dory Coloring Sheets - Dory, Marlin, Nemo, Sea Otters, Hank and more!!

Disclaimer: Disney/Pixar has invited 5 Minutes for Mom (and me) to Monterey to attend the Finding Dory Event.  All expenses have been paid by Disney/Pixar, but all opinions are always 100% my own.

About Dawn

Dawn is a social influencer and has been writing about her nerdy side since 2004. She enjoys writing about Entertainment, Travel, Disney, Star Wars and life with two little girls. Her advice is to keep on dreaming, do what you love and life will lead you a path to your happiness. Dawn also writes for 5 Minutes for Mom.

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