Pixar Reveals 'Lava' Short Film Playing Before Next Year's 'Inside Out'
by Alex Billington
June 20, 2014
Yay! The next short film attached to the start of the next Pixar movie has been announced. Showing in front of Pixar's Inside Out directed by Pete Docter, due in theaters June 19th, 2015, is a short titled Lava. The official synopsis from Pixar announcing the short in promotion of Inside Out, with a poster seen below, states: "Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, Lava is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years." Charming. There are some whales, birds, turtles, and dolphins on the poster, but this sounds like another wonderful creation from Pixar. Can't wait.
Here's the first teaser poster for Lava, directed by Pixar's head of animation James Ford Murphy. In full:
Thanks to SlashFilm for the tip. They also point out that Collider adds some extra details from a recent press event for Pixar, stating that it's "a cute, if slight, tale about a lonely Volcano, prone to lament – via song – how he yearns for another to 'lava.' Unbeknownst to him, a female volcano lurks below sea level, listening to his ballad." Adorable. This sounds like it will be so much fun and a very interesting short to premiere right in front of Inside Out, another very odd animated tale about the emotions in our mind personified as tiny characters/people. I've always loved Pixar's short films and this one sounds like another unique animated experiment that is worth anticipating as much as the movie. See Lava and Inside Out in theaters next June.
DAVIDPD on Jun 20, 2014
Even if Pixar's movies have gone very slightly downhill for a while, their short films surely didn't, and this sounds incredibly promising. Also I love how 'lava' can also be read as 'lover' (in gangsta spelling).
Terry Craig on Jun 21, 2014
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