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Watch: 'Lava' Shows Us What a Pixar Musical Might Look Like

29 August 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Pixar’s newest feature Inside Out isn’t due in theaters until next year – but we already have a sneak peek at the short that will precede it upon its arrival at your local multiplex. Lava is the latest mini offering from the beloved animation studio, and it showcases what a Pixar musical might look like. The lead character appears to be a giant volcano named Uku, and in this clip he sings us a sweet song about how he’s just looking for “someone to lava.”  Director James Ford Murphy tells Yahoo! Movies he drew on a diverse range of inspirations for Uku, including the volcano’s voice actor, Kuana Torres Kahele, Jackie Gleeson from The Honeymooners era, and the bulldog from the Chuck Jones cartoon Feed the Kitty. The vocal...

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Watch Uku the volcano sing in Disney Pixar's first Lava clip

29 August 2014 2:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Disney Pixar has revealed a first clip from Lava.

The video shows Uku - the lead character from director James Ford Murphy's short - engaged in a lonely song.

The living volcano's face was made from a compilation of the film's voice actor/singer Kuana Torres Kahele, Honeymooners star Jackie Gleeson and the bulldog in Chuck Jones's animated classic Feed the Kitty.

"We struggled with it a lot," Murphy told Yahoo. "But I feel like, once we were able to embrace the limitations of it, it unlocked all sorts of possibilities.

"I love that about animation: You can really make a mountain come alive. You can't do that in another medium."

The seven-minute short Lava will screen ahead of Pixar's feature Inside Out in summer 2015. »

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