Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Sneak Peek at Pixar's 'The Blue Umbrella'

Pixar just released a teaser clips from its upcoming animated short, The Blue Umbrella:

The Blue Umbrella is directed by Saschka Unseld and produced by Marc Greenberg. It will open in U.S. theaters with Monsters University on June 21.

At first glance, it's very reminiscent of another inanimate-objects-in-love story from Disney's Make Mine Music (1946), "Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet."

Make Mine Music was the first of three compilation films that Disney produced in the late 1940s, the others being Fun and Fancy Free and Melody Time. Each film was made up of multiple short cartoons set mostly to popular music (although some did incorporate classical and jazz numbers). "Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet" was sung by the Andrews Sisters, one of the most popular singing groups at the time.


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