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We first saw Pixar’s latest hero, Piper, back in April. Piper will be featured in a beach-based short when Finding Dory hits theaters this summer.
We now have a new clip of the hero via Disney UK.
Pixar animator and Piper director Alan Barillaro said that he was inspired to create Piper after he saw a hungry baby sandpiper trying to eat. This took place less than a mile away from Pixar’s Emeryville, California studio. He also said that the sandpiper had to get over its fear of water. He said:
Seeing the way these sandpipers react to waves and run, I always felt, ‘Gosh, that’s a film, that’s a character.
It’s always fun to show a world we’re familiar with but from a different perspective. We’ve all been to the beach, but have we ever viewed water from just an inch off the sand? That could be very fearful from a bird’s perspective.
The six-minute short will be featured before Finding Dory is shown on the big screen.
Take a look at the new Piper clip:
Piper and Finding Dory will arrive June 17.