Pixar have announced their next short film, which will play before Pete Docter's Inside Out next summer: Lava! It's described as "a musical love story that takes place over millions of years." Check out more details on the project below.
Directed by James Ford Murphy, a Pixar veteran who's been at the studio since A Bug's Life, and produced by Andrea Warren, who was most recently a production manager on WALL-E and Brave, Lava is said to be "inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes."
The short (which is very close to finished, apparently) was actually screened for press a couple of days ago. And the reaction was very positive! Here's two such examples:
Just saw Pixar's next short: The sweet, romantic musical LAVA, about two volcanoes in love. Might've teared up a little.
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) June 20, 2014
Just saw a roughly 95% finished version of Pixar's latest short, LAVA, which will play in front of INSIDE OUT. Lovely & musical & beautiful.
— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) June 20, 2014
Pixar, who are sitting this year out after The Good Dinosaur was pushed back to November 2015, also screened some footage from Inside Out, the third feature directorial effort from Oscar-winner Pete Docter. And the reaction to that was even more impressive! This certainly seems set to be the film that will silence Pixar critics for a while. Here's some Twitter reactions to the Inside Out footage:
Man, INSIDE OUT looks to be as creative, intelligent and as emotionally resonant as anything Pixar has ever done.
— Silas Lesnick (@silaslesnick) June 20, 2014
It's still a year out, but everything about #Pixar's Inside Out looks phenomenal. First 5 minutes dropped my jaw and put tears in my eyes.
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) June 20, 2014
There is now just under a year to go until Inside Out and Lava, which open on 19th June, 2015!
Via Upcoming Pixar