Here's an incredible shot from The Blue Umbrella, Pixar's new short film. We ran a clip this morning, and some details on how the film will be striving for photorealism in a way that no previous Pixar project has.
You'll see very clearly how much this project is about the lighting.
Of course those umbrellas will fall for one another - the rest of the world is so less bright. That and the gender normative brainwashing that blue says boyish and pink says girly.
The image comes from The Wall Street Journal who've definitely been given the inside track on this project.
Pixar released an official blurb for the film that suggests Jon Brion's music will play a very, very important part:
It is just another evening commute until the rain starts to fall, and the city comes alive to the sound of dripping rain pipes, whistling awnings and gurgling.We'll be able to see The Blue Umbrella with Monsters University this summer.