Toby Chu has recently scored Pixar Animation Studios’ upcoming short Bao. The film is directed by Domee Shi and follows an empty-nesting Chinese mom who gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life and must come to terms with the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever. Becky Neiman-Cobb is producing the project and Pixar’s Pete Docter (Inside Out, Up) & John Lasseter (Toy Story, Cars) are executive producing. Bao will premiere next month at the Tribeca Film Festival and is expected to be playing in theaters in front of Pixar’s The Incredibles 2 this summer.

Chu (Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, Covert Affairs, Unforgettable, Burn Notice) also continues to score NBC’s The Brave and Freeform’s Beyond. The composer also has the animated feature Henchmen coming up. The film is directed by Adam Wood and features the voices of James Marsden, Thomas Middleditch, Rosario Dawson, Jane Krakowski, Alfred Molina, Rob Riggle, Craig Robinson & Nathan Fillion. The animated comedy follows a new recruit to the Union of Evil, where he is assigned to a motley crew of blue-collar workers that is assigned to the Vault of Villainy where he accidentally steals the ultimate weapon. Aaron Gilbert (Birth of a Nation, Beatriz at Dinner) and Luke Carroll (Escape from Planet Earth) are producing the Bron Studios production. Dominic Lewis was originally scoring the film. No release date has been announced yet for Henchmen.