Meet Piper, the title character of Pixar’s latest animated short: In the clip, the baby sandpiper adorably tries to find food on its own for the first time.
Piper director Alan Barillaro previously told EW that he was inspired to make the six-minute short after watching birds run in fear from the ocean — but then return to that very water to get food. “It’s always fun to show a world we’re familiar with but from a different perspective,” he said. “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.”