The Blue Umbrella

I never thought I’d see a photoreal movie coming out of Pixar. So when I saw the above image from The Blue Umbrella I was surprised to say the least. The new short, which is set to be shown alongside Monsters University when it releases this summer, has a photorealistic look far from anything Pixar has produced in the past. Those who have seen the movie have claimed that audiences will swear it is a mix of live action and 3D animation. It isn’t.

There’s a brief clip on Youtube posted by the Washington Street Journal – it doesn’t give too much away but we can clearly see that this is a photoreal world with some magical Pixar animation thrown into the mix. It shouldn’t work, but it does. I’m not sure how, but Pixar seem to contiously raise the bar and just when we think we’ve seen it all, they pull something new and exciting out of the bag.

It kinda makes you wonder what they’re going to do next…