‘The Blue Umbrella’: First look at Pixar’s rainy day love story

Love Pixar Shorts? Looking forward to this one?

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A rainy twilight sets the stage for two umbrellas to fall in love in a clip from “The Blue Umbrella” — a short film set to debut before Pixar’s “Monsters University” this June.

Pixar has become nothing short of a hit machine, churning out many of Hollywood’s most popular and critically acclaimed animated features over the last 15 years. But equally beloved are the Pixar Shorts — the animated short films that have accompanied each Pixar theatrical release since old Geri played a game of chess against himself in “Geri’s Game,” which debuted before “A Bug’s Life” in 1998.

The shorts have become known for originality and charm, and have garnered three Oscar wins plus seven nominations collectively, including a nod for “La Luna,” which screened before last year’s “Brave.”

“The Blue Umbrella” looks to follow suit, if the adorable 26-second preview released this week is any indication.

The six-minute…

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