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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 aeons, the lonely volcano has been waiting patiently for his true mate, however, is anyone listening to Uku's beautiful melody? Written by Nick Riganas

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lava See more »

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Pixar Animation Studios See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Most of the animation was created by a group of interns working for one of the animators. See more »

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Featured in Pixar's Greatest Moments (2016) See more »

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Lava
Music, Lyrics and Ukulele by James Ford Murphy
Vocal performances by Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Greig
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Well Animated and Heartwarming Short,
3 August 2015 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Lava is a great short film with a well developed story and a terrific voice cast. The film manages to tell a very sweet story in the space of less than ten minutes, and also within this small amount of time it takes place over hundreds of years, it's very impressive how a short film can do that and we feel a genuine connection for this talking volcano and want him to succeed in his dream. As far as Pixar's short films go, this isn't one of the greats, I would normally find myself given these shorts a rating of nine, but Lava is missing that magic that is evident in shorts such as Day & Night and For the Birds, and it simply isn't as memorable. The voice acting is outstanding, there are only two voices heard in this movie, which is quite rare for a Pixar short, their singing is beautiful and perfectly conveys the overall ton and message of the film, to never give up on your dreams. It's not Pixar's finest short, but Lava is a fun and a very sweet seven minutes that will warm you up for Inside Out, definitely worth the watch.

A volcano struggles for millions of years to find love.


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