First LAVA Image Reveals Pixar’s Latest Short Film

     July 14, 2014

lava-pixar-slice

2014 will be the first year without a new feature film release from Pixar Studios since 2005 (The Good Dinosaur was set for May 2014 before creative struggles forced it to be delayed), but the studio is still taking the time to tout its 2015 releases.  We’ve been hearing a lot about Pixar’s excellent-sounding Inside Out, which opens next summer, and now the studio is teasing its next short film, Lava.  The “musical love story” revolves around two anthropomorphic volcanoes, and the first Lava image released today teases the lead character of Uku.  It’s pretty adorable as far as anthropomorphic mountains go, and Pixar has a track record of churning out unique shorts with a solid degree of success so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the seven-minute film in full.

Hit the jump to take a look at the first Lava image.  Directed by James Ford Murphy, the short will premiere at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan in August and will play in front of Inside Out in theaters starting June 19, 2015.

Here’s the official synopsis for Lava:

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.

Click on the image for high-resolution.

lava-image-pixar-short

Tags

Around The Web

Latest News

Michael Bay’s Benghazi Movie 13 HOURS Gets Early 2016 Release Date

Additionally, Tom Hiddleston enters the Oscar race with his Hank Williams biopic.

Comic-Con 2015: Hall H Wristband Rules

Sleep is for the weak.

Jared Leto’s SUICIDE SQUAD Rat Is with This Famous Director

He now has a good home (and a new name) with a very famous director.

New to Blu-ray: WHILE WE’RE YOUNG, VANILLA SKY, GET HARD, and More

The Cameron Crowe-approved release of 'Vanilla Sky' includes plenty of new features, plus an alternate ending.

Watch: Top 5 Kills in the SCREAM Movies

MTV's 'Scream' TV series is going to have a hard time living up to its predecessors.

New X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST – ROGUE CUT Clip Features Beast and Mystique

Looks like their romance wasn't completely forgotten after all.

MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS Trailer Gets the Minecraft Treatment

Is it just me, or are these special effects super blocky?

Win Tickets to the Comic-Con Screening of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST – ROGUE CUT

See the new version of 'DOFP' before it hits Blu-ray and Digital HD.

Kevin Feige Reveals When SPIDER-MAN, THOR 3, and More Start Filming

Marvel will be filming three movies at once come next summer.

The Best Films of 2015 So Far

Matt, Adam, Chris, and Perri run down the year's best films so far, which range from 'Mad Max: Fury Road' to 'Paddington'.

Page 1 of 4,02112345...102030...Last »
echo ' '; ?>