Animated Short Film Lava

Animated Short Film Lava

Animated Short Film Lava

I have been sharing so many amazing stories with you about my Disney press trip to San Francisco for the new movie Inside Out that I couldn’t wait any longer to share this special treat with you! The new animated short film Lava will be showing before the Inside Out movie! It is fantastic and has a catchy song your kids will be singing for weeks! You will soon find out that love can happen for anyone, even volcanoes.Animated Short Film LavaLava is directed by James Ford Murphy, known for his work on A Bug’s Life (1998), Finding Nemo (2003) and Monsters, Inc.

Lava Director James Ford Murphy
Lava Director James Ford Murphy

The animated short film is produced by Andrea Warren. Andrea is known for several animated films including Finding Nemo (2003), Wall-E (2008) and Cars (2006). 

Lava Producer Andrea Warren
Lava Producer Andrea Warren

Lava is a musical love story inspired by isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes. Imagine waiting for that one true love for millions of years. You will watch as Uku (Kuana Torres Kahele), a lonely volcano waits and searches for his one true love. Uku’s love interest is the volcano Lele (Napua Greig). Animated Short Film LavaJames told us that he’s not responsible for any vacation costs we might incur after viewing the film. I can see why! I am ready to head off to gorgeous Hawaii! After filming the short they counted 20 people from Pixar that had actually went to Hawaii or somewhere tropical on vacation!

Lava Pixar Studios
Lava director James Ford Murphy and producer Andrea Warren.

 James said he actually found his inspiration for the animated short film over twenty years ago. He was on his honeymoon in Hawaii with his wife. What better place to fall in love and celebrate your love than in Hawaii? He loved the culture, music and of course, the volcanoes. He wrote the theme song you will hear in Lava. It is a huge part of the short film.Lava Pixar Studios

James played the song when creating the film but they flew to Hawaii to hire real Hawaiians to sing it in the film. James grabbed his ukulele and played the catchy Lava song for us.

I have a dream, I hope will come true
You’re here with me and I’m here with you
I wish that the earth, sea, and sky up above
Will send me someone to lava.Lava Pixar Studios

We enjoyed Hawaiian themed food to celebrate the new short film, Lava at the Pixar Animation Studios in the gorgeous Brooklyn building.

Lava Pixar Studios
Pixar Animations Studios Brooklyn Building.

We got to hang out with the creators of Inside Out and Lava. Lava Pixar StudiosThey spoiled us for sure!Lava Pixar Studios

Watch a preview of the new animated short film Lava below:

Lava has already won an award for the Best Short Film at the Hawaii International Film Festival! I am expecting more awards to come for this beautiful short film. The color is magnificent and the animated short film is absolutely gorgeous. You are sure to lava the film as much as I did!

And of course, don’t forget, you’ll be watching Inside Out right after the beautiful Lava love story! Here’s a trailer to get you excited!

Here’s some fun Inside Out Printables Family Activity Sheets and Inside Out Movie Recipes for you to enjoy!

Check out my other great posts and sessions with the creators from Pixar’s Inside Out:

An Amazing Pixar Animation Studios TourDisney Bloggers Pixar Inside Out Press TripAcademy Award Winning Director Pete Docter Brings Us Disney Pixar’s Inside Out | Travel Inside the Mind of Disney Pixar’s Inside Out | A Day in the Life of Pixar’s Inside Out Animators | The Minds Behind Inside Out | Inside Out From Script to Screen

And don’t forget about the Animated Short Film Lava you can only see before Inside Out in theaters!

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Inside Out opens in theaters everywhere on June 19th! It is an amazing movie to bring the whole family to see!

Animated Short Film Lava

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

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