Though most audiences expect to see the latest Pixar short in front of their newest feature, the studio has sometimes separately debuted their shorts; La Luna, for example, made a festival run in 2011 before playing alongside Brave. Similarly, it has now been announced that The Blue Umbrella will premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival next month.
Accompanying the announcement is a first logo for the short, posted to the right. Director Saschka Unseld and producer Marc Greenberg will be conducting interviews at the festival, which runs from February 7 to 17. Perhaps they’ll give some more insight into the making of and inspiration behind The Blue Umbrella.
Speaking of, some new behind-the-scenes clips were just posted on the recently opened The Blue Umbrella Facebook page. Unseld promises some more interesting Facebook posts in the future, so be sure to check back often.
No exact premiere date for The Blue Umbrella has been posted; for the rest of us, though, the short will play in front of Monsters University this June.