In a world filled with challenges and sadness, this poster makes us happy. It’s for Disney Pixar’s “The Blue Umbrella,” a short directed by Saschka Unseld that will be attached to prints of “Monsters University,” in theaters June 21, 2013.
Honestly, I’m as excited about this short as I am about the feature film. Disney Pixar shorts tap into the innocent child in all of us, and we need more of that in these scary times. They remind us of the good that’s still everywhere in the world, despite what we hear on the news every day.
I also love the simplicity of this poster. There are lots of dark umbrellas, but only one red umbrella and one blue umbrella. And they’re drawn to each other on a crowded city street. Ah… romance in the rain. What could be better? It worked for Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.
Check out more about the film and watch a super cute 30-second clip here.