It's safe to say that Pixar shorts are a cherished thing. Whenever they come out with a new one, animation fans rejoice at the simple beauty of the short-form storytelling. Fans also have high-expectations, too, as there hasn't ever been a bad short yet. Well, Pixar doesn't intend to disappoint, appointing veteran animator James Ford Murphy as director.
As far as the story is concerned, "Lava" is a love story (aren't they all?) that spans millions of years. It is apparently inspired by the "isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes." I predict some gorgeously animated lava-flows.
We have to wait a year for it though, as it will be attached to Peter Doctor's Inside Out, set to be released on July 19, 2015.