Pixar has officially unveiled their latest short LAVA and it’s described as a musical love story. It will be released alongside Inside Out on June 19, 2015. Director James Ford Murphy officially previewed the short last night at a Director’s Guild of America event.
Murphy is a longtime animator, supervising animator and directing animator on such Pixar releases as Toy Story 2, For the Birds, Monsters, Inc., The Incredibles, Cars and Ratatouille. The short is produced by Andrea Warren. Her most recent Pixar credits are as Production Manager on both Brave and WALL-E. Here’s the official synopsis released by Pixar:
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.
From Pixar Animation Studios, director James Ford Murphy and producer Andrea Warren, “Lava” opens in theaters on June 19, 2015, in front of “Inside Out.”