By Mahita Gajanan Mahita Gajanan / and
February 28, 2017
Credit: Pixar

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Piper, an adorable Pixar short showing in theaters along with Finding Dory, tells the story of a young sandpiper who fears the sea so much that it makes finding food especially challenging.

In the computer-animated film, the hungry young bird attempts to be independent and join her fellow sandpipers on the shoreline to scavenge for scraps, but it becomes afraid when a large wave crashes on top of her. Not to be vanquished, the bird learns to lean in to the sea—and discovers the riches it has to offer.