August 29, 2014 12:00pm PT by Lorena O'Neil
This Teaser for Pixar's Short 'Lava' Is Adorable
Lava, Pixar's new animated short, features a musical love story about volcano Uku and his love for Lele, another mountain.
Pixar's shorts have become so popular they are almost as famous as their full-length films, and it looks like this time will be no different. The teaser for the seven-minute movie has come out and it is nothing short of precious.
The clip introduces Uku, a smiling Hawaiian volcano with edges resembling arms just waiting to embrace somebody, singing a romantic melody about hoping for someone to
love lava. Because he's a volcano. (Get it?) The tune is reminiscent of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," which would make just about anybody smile, unless you have no soul.
James Ford Murphy is directing the volcanic love story, which will debut in theaters in June 2015 ahead of feature film Inside Out.