Pixar has been quietly producing inspirational shorts and attaching it to their feature films since the original Toy Story. The shorts consist of four to seven minutes of magic and have single-handedly pushed several other studios to bring back the celebrated practice of having a short lead into the feature presentation. This year’s Pixar short is The Blue Umbrella and its story, characters, music, and visuals are all incredible. In a conversation with the short’s director, Saschka Unseld, I learned several fascinating details about the short film’s development. Read on for more about the short’s history and take a look at an exclusive image from the short we are debuting today!
The Blue Umbrella, the newest short from Pixar, just had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. Those who attended the special screening had a chance to participate in a Q&A with the director of the short film, Saschka Unseld. They were also the first to take a look at the film’s poster, which has a creative and fantastic design element. You can take a closer look at the poster after the break!
There are only a few more days until Pixar’s newest short The Blue Umbrella enjoys its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. Following in the footsteps of the last original short from the studio, the heart-warming La Luna, the new short will be touring film festivals around the globe. After its premiere in Germany, where director Saschka Unseld previously attended the Animation Institute, the short film will come home to North America to screen at the SXSW Film Festival next month. Find more details after the break!
Director Saschka Unseld has been teasing his recently completed short film, The Blue Umbrella, since last year, but there is much that we still do not know about the upcoming Pixar short. We know that it will star a blue umbrella which becomes smitten with a red umbrella, and that it will expectedly have fantastic visuals. Now, we know what the title treatment will be, which you can take a peek at after the break!
A few months ago, we discovered a blog on Tumblr entitled Rainy City Tales that was sharing development of an animated short. After examining the posts, and coming across rather convincing evidence, it became apparent that we were looking at the genesis of a brand new short from Pixar – all we had to wait for was the official reveal from the studio. That day has now come, as the short has been unveiled. Learn more about the short and watch a clip after the break!