Directed by Saschka Unseld, the short’s premise is simple: "Amidst the rain in a singing city, two umbrellas – one blue, one not – eternally fall in love." The Wall Street Journal post details the deliberate push towards photorealism in the visual design. I’m not sure I dig the contrast between the simple faces and detailed surroundings, but the story seems to have charm to it; the appealing soundtrack works wonders. Watch below:
The Blue Umbrella is due out in front of Monsters University on June 21.