Alan Barillaro

PIPER, the charming, six-minute film that plays before FINDING DORY is the brainchild of long-time Pixar animator ... Alan Barillaro ... who marks his directorial debut with the short film about a hungry baby sandpiper, has worked alongside FINDING DORY Director, Andrew Stanton, on several films, including A BUG'S LIFE, FINDING NEMO and WALL•E. ...Barillaro made the decision to enter the animation industry during his high school years in Markham, Ontario, when he worked cleaning 2-D cells at The Animation House. (Sheridan College)