PIPER - ALAN BARILLARO (2016)
Written and directed by Alan Barillaro, but with the support of the entire Pixar team, Piper won the Best Short Animation Oscar in 2017. It is a sweet story about a young piper (bird) learning how to feed on the beach and, with the help of a young crab, discovering that there is a better way to pinpoint its food. The computer animation - which at times is indistinguishable from live action - is beautifully done and a faux documentary camera style gives it a sense of realism. Like the best of Pixar short animations, there is no dialogue. If you like Piper by Alan Barillaro be sure to rate and share it.