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First Clip from Pixar’s ‘The Blue Umbrella’ Short! [UPDATE: New still]

After months of teases from the Rainy City Tales 332 blog, The Wall Street Journal has officially unveiled Pixar’s next short: The Blue Umbrella.

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.

Your thoughts?

UPDATE: The Wall Street Journal has provided yet another image from the short, easily my favorite so far.

5 Responses to First Clip from Pixar’s ‘The Blue Umbrella’ Short! [UPDATE: New still]

  1. Anonymous says:

    Paperman with umbrellas….how original.

  2. Anonymous says:

    A person posting anonymously about how they dislike something…. how original.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yes, because Paperman was the first love story ever, and now there can never be a love story again.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Aww, this looks really sweet. I love those cute buttony faces they’ve got, and that shimmer they have against the rain is so remarkably lifelike, not to mention how wonderful that little score is.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This actually looks pretty cute. I’m not sure this’ll be my favorite short they do, but I’m willing to give it a chance. :)

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