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Meet The Makers Of ‘Bao,’ Pixar’s Adorable Short, At Museum Of Science And Industry Event

Want to get a cocktail and learn about Pixar animation? The Museum of Science and Industry has an event for you.

A mother holds her dumpling child in the short film, "Bao."
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DOWNTOWN — The makers of the popular Pixar short “Bao” are coming to the Museum of Science and Industry.

Domee Shi, who directed the short film, and producer Becky Neiman-Cobb will talk about how they created “Bao” and what inspired the story, according to the Museum of Science and Industry.

The event, which will include alcohol and snacks, is for adults only.

“Bao” follows a Chinese woman who, while making a meal, finds one of her dumplings has come to life. The woman raises the dumpling, but their relationship turns tumultuous as he grows up.

“Bao” was shown in theaters before screenings of “The Incredibles 2” and attracted considerable attention online, where some criticized it as confusing while others wrote that it made them weep and celebrate Chinese and Chinese American cultures.

Tickets to the 21-and-older event cost $40 and are only available online. The cost includes on-site parking, snacks, a cocktail and access to the museum’s “The Science Behind Pixar” exhibit.

The event runs 7-11 p.m. Sept. 21 at the museum, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive.