Adorable First Clip From Pixar Short, 'Piper', Preceding 'Finding Dory'

Before you dive in to Pixar's Finding Dory (review here) this weekend, you'll be treated to a nice little surprise. Preceding the film will be the latest Pixar short, Piper, about a baby sandpiper's first steps into exploring all that life has to offer.

The short was directed by Alan Barillaro, and in this first clip you get a look at the gorgeous, photo-realistic visuals. Here's what he had to say to EW earlier this year...

“Seeing the way these sandpipers react to waves and run, I always felt, ‘Gosh, that’s a film, that’s a character. “\It’s always fun to show a world we’re familiar with but from a different perspective. 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.”

Not only is the film gorgeous, but tonally it's the perfect story to get you in the mood for what follows.

Piper debuts ahead of Finding Dory on June 17th. Check out the clip below!