Send me someone to Lava?

If you haven’t already watched Pixar’s ‘Lava’ Preview, then do it now!

‘LAVA’ is set to open in UK cinemas on July 24, 2015 as a Disney Pixar short before the main feature “Inside Out.” According to Pixar Animation Studios “LAVA” is…

“…inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, “LAVA” is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.”

‘Lava’ features excellent animation. The tropical dreamy greeny-blue colour palette and scenery are beautiful. Secondly, the song. It’s sweet, catchy and reminiscent of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s version of Over The Rainbow. The lyrics are simple and memorable; especially the catchy play on words  “send me someone to Lava.” The time lapse was a lovely way to end the preview video.

There has been some mixed response to the forty second clip. An iconic symbol of power and destruction, singing a song about finding love, whilst situated secluded and cut off in the middle of the ocean may seem like a juxtaposition of ideas. But it seems some people are missing the point slightly. Stereotyping, breaking the mould and not judging books by their covers are a few of the messages that spring to mind. Optisim, positivity and patience ooze out of this short video. Personally, the whole thing is very uplifting. I guess it depends on how you look at things!

Whatever side of the fence you sit on, the full version of ‘Lava’ will be highly anticipated. Until then I know what tune I’m going to be humming…



6 thoughts on “Send me someone to Lava?

  1. Moira says:

    I saw a private screening of Inside Out at Pixar this weekend, and I will leave it at this: Lava is AMAZING and I cannot WAIT to own it. I’m considering learning the song to sing to my kids at bedtime.

    Inside Out is also fantastic, so go see it at your first chance!

  2. Rolando says:

    Well it was definitely worth the wait. I absolutely loved it. I felt it was actually more memorable than “Inside Out.”

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