Where can you watch the Oscar-winning animated short Bao?

Bao, photo courtesy WD Media File
Bao, photo courtesy WD Media File /

If you’re wondering where you can watch Bao, the Oscar-winning animated short, we’ve got answers!

Bao won an Oscar for Best Animated Short. In theaters, the adorable story opened just before Incredibles 2, taking all audiences by surprise. While the winners of Best Animated Short Film don’t often get a lot attention, even after their victory, it’s different for Bao.

Bao follows the story of a mother suddenly finding herself with an empty nest. It teaches this mom the hard way that nothing stays cute and small forever, and that kids leave no matter what you do. Despite the animation targeting parents, anyone with a heart will be getting sentimental watching it. It’s so sweet and real.

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Also nominated for this award were One Small Step, Late Afternoon, Weekends, and Animal Behaviour. I’ll be honest, I haven’t seen any animated shorts with the exception of Bao, so I’m not too sure how they compare. If you’re not convinced you should see it, just watch the trailer here and come back to tell us you’re not in love. We dare you.

"The official synopsis is: “A Chinese mom who’s sad when her grown son leaves home gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her life, but Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must face the bittersweet truth that nothing stays cute and small forever.”"

So, where can you watch if you haven’t already or where can you find Bao to see it again?

Unfortunately, even though Incredibles 2 is now streaming on Netflix, Bao isn’t. This doesn’t mean you can’t watch, there are options, but they’ll cost ya! For $1.99 you can find the animated short on YouTube Movies. The Google Play Store has it available to stream, as well, for the same price.

Is Bao worth $2? Most definitely!

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