Pixar’s latest short is directed by James Ford Murphy and features a song performed by Hawaiian recording artists Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Greig.
Disney has released the first clip from Lava, the forthcoming short film from Pixar.
Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, Lava is a musical love story between two mountains -- Uku and Lele -- that takes place over millions of years.
The short features a song, also titled "Lava," which Murphy wrote after learning to play the ukulele in order to pitch the project. The song is performed in the film by Hawaiian recording artists Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Greig. Check it out, below:
Directed by Pixar’s head of animation James Ford Murphy, Lava had its world premiere at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan on August 22. U.S. audiences will be able to watch the seven-minute short when it opens in theaters on June 19, 2015, ahead of Inside Out.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.