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First Image from New Pixar Short ‘The Blue Umbrella’

One of the best things about a new Pixar film being released is that they are always accompanied by a new Pixar short! As a lover of short films and a lover of animation, there is nothing better.

Here is the first still from The Blue Umbrella the new Pixar short:

The Blue Umbrella featuring Blue and Red

From the film’s publicist:

It is just another evening commute until the rain starts to fall, and the city comes alive to the sound of dripping rain pipes, whistling awnings and gurgling gutters. And in the midst, two umbrellas—one blue, one not—fall eternally in love.

From Pixar Animation Studios, director Saschka Unseld and producer Marc Greenberg, The Blue Umbrella opens in theatres on June 21, 2013, in front of Monsters University.

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There is also an additional image and a preview on the Wall Street Journal, but you need to be a subscriber to see it.

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Thanks to Pixar Post for finding the video clip above. They have a lot more The Blue Umbrella details on their blog, but I am stealing reposting my favourites here…

This is a teaser close-up still from the film that was released a few months back:

The Blue Umbrella Close-Up Teaser

The following is a teaser drawing by the short’s director Saschka Unseld:

The Blue Umbrella Teaser Drawing by Saschka Unseld

This is the extra still featured on the Wall Street Journal site:

The Blue Umbrella Teaser Still Crowd Shot

And this is a picture of the Wall Street Journal’s physical article:

The Blue Umbrella Wall Street Journal article

This is what the director Saschka Unseld looks like:

Saschka Unseld with Umbrella

And here is how you can cyber-stalk him:
Twitter – @saschkaunseld
Instagram – Saschka
Personal Website – saschkaunseld.com

And here is what he looks like when he isn’t busy being a puppet:
Saschka Unseld Pixar Promotional Picture

All images ©2013 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

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