The first rendered image from Pixar’s new short Lava was published today in the LA Times. Directed by James Ford Murphy, Lava will premiere next week at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan. It’s a seven-minute musical love story between two mountains: Uku [pictured above] and Lele. In the U.S., it will be released in front of Inside Out on June 19th, 2015.
Murphy told the LA Times that he got the idea for the film twenty years ago while honeymooning in Hawaii: