Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Sarah Jaffe’s voice will be featured in new Pixar short
Her voice inspired the animated short when the director was listening to her music, looking for ideas.
Pixar, the animation studio behind Toy Story, Up, Finding Nemo, and many others, has a new animated short coming out, to be shown in theaters in front of its new film, Monsters University.
The short, titled Blue Umbrella, was inspired partly by the music of Dallas’ own Sarah Jaffe, Pixar’s Saschka Unseld told the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog. Unseld, who directed the short film, told Speakeasy he was listening to Jaffe’s music while mulling over the idea for a short involving an animated city street. He used her music when doing a test animation, and her voice will be featured on the final cut seen in theaters.
Here’s a clip (sans Jaffe, sadly) posted by the WSJ: