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A story that takes place over millions of years and is inspired by the beauty of tropical islands and the allure of ocean volcanoes.

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James Ford Murphy
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Credited cast:
Napua Greig Napua Greig ... Lele (voice)
Kuana Torres Kahele Kuana Torres Kahele ... Uku (voice)
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Storyline

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a solitary volcanic island, Uku, longs for love and a companion to share his sentimental and sweet song. Surrounded by creatures great and small, for eons, the lonely volcano has been waiting patiently for his true mate, however, is anyone listening to Uku's beautiful melody? He's finally about to find out. Written by Nick Riganas

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The principal characters' names, Uku and Lele, are an obvious pun of ukulele, an instrument of Hawaiian origins. See more »

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Featured in AniMat's Reviews: Inside Out (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Lava
Music, Lyrics and Ukulele by James Ford Murphy
Vocal performances by Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Greig
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Amazing
15 June 2015 | by nuclearchildrenSee all my reviews

This is an Academy Award worthy short film. The music is amazing, the artistry was beautiful, and I may have even shed a tear or two. It is a must see for all. Pixar is a petri dish for animation geniuses. This is by far one of their best shorts yet. It is as good if not better than Paperman and Knick Knack . Not to mention it blows Frozen Fever out of the water despite the cute Snowgies. In fact I'd pay to see Inside Out again just for this short. My only complaints are that I have no where to download the song, and l have to wait for the next Pixar Short Films Collection. I give it a 10 star rating. But don't take my word for it go see it yourself.


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English

Release Date:

19 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Lava See more »

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