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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 »

Also Known As:

A kék esernyő See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Le Parapluie Café means The Umbrella Coffee Shop. See more »

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Edited into The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Animation (2014) See more »

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The Blue Umbrella is yet another charming Disney/Pixar short
24 June 2013 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This is yet another Disney/Pixar computer-animated short shown before their main feature which in this case is Monsters University. This one has a different look as initially, it looks like real live action with the depiction of city streets in the rain. But then, the title character comes to life-complete with eyes and a smile-and as the score starts playing, so do many of the city's inanimate objects also come to life. And then, this blue umbrella sees a red one and...well, watch the short if you want to know. In summary, The Blue Umbrella has a wonderful charming atmosphere that permeates throughout the brief running time and should leave a long enough smile on your face as you wait for the main feature to begin...


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