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The Blue Umbrella (2013)

Amidst the rain in a singing city, two umbrellas - one blue, one not - fall eternally in love.

Director:

Saschka Unseld

Writer:

Saschka Unseld

Star:

Sarah Jaffe
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It's pouring with rain in the bustling city during rush hour and the wet citizens crowd on the pavement, holding tightly their umbrellas. But in this sea of crammed and almost identical black canopies, one red and one blue umbrella set a strikingly refreshing contrast, and, who knows, maybe the stage for a beautiful and heart-warming love story. Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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Is a short before the movie "Monster's University". See more »

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Great short, misplaced in movie
19 July 2013 | by RendianamiSee all my reviews

I do think this was a great animated short. PIXAR really outdid themselves with the hyper-realistic CGI in here, and the simple story of a blue umbrella falling for a red umbrella in a sea of indifferent, monochromatic umbrellas. The subtle expressions of their surrounding environment can really captivate future animators who're looking for something to build off of.

Unfortunately, it's slightly awkward to watch in a theater, as it comes before Monsters University, and it makes me feel as though some people may have walked into the wrong movie. I really want them to enjoy it, but because of its placement, it's hard to do so.

I'm sure PIXAR had good intentions placing it before Monsters University started, but with a bunch of kids coming in to watch MU, I don't think it will garner much positive attention. I, for one, like it, but parents of rambunctious kids may not find it funny when their kid starts to act out from boredom. Maybe those kids will appreciate this short in the future, but not today.


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