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

News Short Film The Blue Umbrella

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.

Last modified: January 7, 2013