A Short Clip from Pixar’s Latest Short

The following snippet from Pixar’s “The Blue Umbrella” short might seem a bit desperate at first — a teaser short for a short? — but for a Pixar Short fanatic like me (or maybe Michał Oleszczyk), it’s as exciting as a feature-length trailer.

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The various online pieces I’ve seen so far focus either on the unusually “photorealistic” look (which is a bit of a Pixar first) or on the musical collaboration of Sarah Jaffe and Jon Brion — a creative component deemed particularly important by the short’s (expected) lack of dialogue.

Myself, I am mostly slain by the cuteness. When I played the short² on my laptop, Cormac (Son #6) happened to be wandering past. Seeing the shiny, smiling faces, he put his two-year-old head to one side, and said “Awwwwwwww.”

My sentiments exactly, though I’m not entirely sure which cuteness moved me the most.

About Joseph Susanka

Joseph has been doing development work for institutions of Catholic higher education since graduating from Thomas Aquinas College in 1999. A grateful resident of Wyoming, he spends his free time exploring the beautiful Wind River Mountains, keeping track of his (currently) seven sons, being amazed by his (currently) lone daughter, and thanking his lucky stars for Netflix.