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Pixar's Short Film 'Piper' to Premiere With 'Finding Dory'

When Pixar's "Finding Dory" arrives in theaters June 17, it won't be alone.

Entertainment Weekly reveals the sequel to "Finding Nemo" will be accompanied by "Piper," a six-minute short about a hungry baby sandpiper that must overcome its fear of water.

Directed by veteran Pixar animator Alan Barillaro, "Piper" finds the little bird learning from a small hermit crab about the waves that brush against the beach.

“It’s the kid at the playground feeling,” the filmmaker tells EW. “You fall down and you feel so small, but you look and see someone even smaller than you brush themselves off and tackle something, and learn from that in your own way. It was important to me to stay in the kid world and see the world from Piper’s eyes, and not be from the human perspective.”

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