pixars the blue umbrella

anonymous asked:

what was the blue umbrella debacle of 2013?

Oh man it was a disaster, I won’t go into it much… but basically someone was bothered by how the red love-interest umbrella in the Pixar short ‘Blue Umbrella’ had eyelashes, and then that got reblogged by some “special snowflake hall of fame”-type blog, and then me and Sock’s voice actor were defending the OP, and then someone with a Sock URL showed up and started calling us ignorant fucktrucks and accusing us of insinuating that Disney is homophobic (which I MEAN, that wasn’t the point, but whatever), and then I pointed out that they just called the creator and voice actor of the character in their icon ignorant fucktrucks and then I think they deleted their account or something, I can’t remember.  I’m sure the whole thing got re-reblogged on that special snowflake blog too, it was just… absolute clownshit insanity.  

Then a few months later me and a bunch of friends were at Ottawa International Animation Festival watching a panel from the director of the fuckin’ umbrella short and we were amused to find that in the original storyboards it didn’t have eyelashes anyway. 

I don’t know who ultimately decided it needed eyelashes, and I definitely don’t think it’s, like, “””THE STRAIGHT AGENDA””” or anything… I just think we’ve all seen a million heterosexual love stories and when you try and boil down a love story to it’s core elements and have umbrellas act it out, it seems cutesy to give one of them eyelashes, but when you stop and think about the fact that we compulsively do it, it’s kind of ridiculous.  That’s all, haha.  

Also that Bobert Raphael-Wakaflockasberg McHorseman quote was from a larger article which is a way more worthwhile read than me talking about the Blue Umbrella Debacle of 2013:


SonAmy Umbrella Sketch

Originally was going to get this finished before the end of the 12 but over shot it by 30 mins. Plus I think the rule may have implied only one umbrella. But hey not trying to win anything except practice and have fun.

First sonic sketch in years. My thoughts… oh boy it looked better in my head. It’s not bad although but the coloring and shading could have been far more bettering instead of looking to fake and noticeable blurred. But I’m happy that I managed to get it out of my head regardless of improvements needed. Plus after seeing the Pixar Short “the Blue Umbrella” I couldn’t help by include these. 

In the end a lot could have been a lot more better but I’m happy to finish something Soinc related after so long. 


I thought The Blue Umbrella had my favorite animation ever from Pixar but now this might be it…