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First Clip from ‘Lava’

Pixar’s shorts often feature ideas that are more bold than those seen in the studio’s feature films. The shorts allow Pixar to experiment with new technology, while also providing its talent with a space to be more creative. Given that the shorts do not provide Disney and Pixar with much of a financial benefit, the short films are the perfect avenue to take more risks. The animation studio’s next short, Lava, is a musical that stars a volcano searching for love

Lava is directed by James Ford Murphy, who has taken the lead director role for the first time at Pixar. The short, described in its official synopsis as “a musical love story that spans millions of years,” tells the story of Uku the volcano, who unlike those around him (as seen in the short’s poster above), is alone. Just from the concept, the short is one of the most “out-there” ideas we have seen from the studio. The fascinating premise, alone, has our attention, but we have seen plenty of interesting ideas from Emeryville translate into incredible projects, so we may have the opportunity to see something truly special.

Yahoo! premiered the Lava clip, which features Uku singing its (his?) heart out. The music, written by Murphy, is what you will notice first. The animation, though, is what will “wow” you – we have come a long way from the mid 90s in the computer animation department, and just a few seconds of this short will demonstrate that. 

Lava, currently playing at film festivals around the world, debuts in theaters on June 19, 2015 with Inside Out!

(Via Pixar Times)

'Toy Story That Time Forgot' Battlesaur Sky Broadband Commercial.

Sky has just released a hilarious commercial allowing us to get a glimpse at the “dangerously delusional” band of Battlesaurs. The hilarious fifty-one second commercial was directed by veteran television-spot and Partysaurus Rex director, Mark Walsh and we have to say that the character development by Steve Purcell-and-team is just brilliant - the Battlesaurs draw you in right away and make you want to see more. 

(Via Pixar Post)

Beautiful Pixar - The Rain (A Bug’s Life)

Watch the Inside Out Sneak Peek here! 

'Inside Out' Footage from the Sneak Peek

Disney Movies Anywhere released a Sneak Peek of ‘Inside Out’. Because Disney Movies Anywhere is only working in the U.S. here are some moving images to get an impression of the Sneak Peek. If you’re living in the U.S. and you haven’t seen it make sure to watch it here!

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'Inside Out' Sneak Peek: First look at Riley

Disney Movies Anywhere has just launched a two minute behind-the-scenes sneak peek at Pixar’s highly anticipated Inside Out (bundled along with the Monsters University Summer Movies To Go video). The sneak peek, introduced by Pete Docter (Director) and Jonas Rivera (Producer), gives us our first look at Riley, shows some great test animation of the emotions and also discusses the throwback animation style the team used in the movie. Rivera said, “We really wanted to push and caricature and squash and stretch and go back to some of those principles that got us loving animation”. Hearing Pete and Jonas discuss the the old Hollywood style of animation really excites us - it’s going to feel so fresh and nostalgic at the same time. 

Inside Out heads to theaters on June 19, 2015!

(Via Pixar Post)

Toy Story of Terror “Combat Carl PSA” Bonus Clip

Watch this vintage toy PSA featuring Combat Carl.

Beautiful Pixar - The Glory Day’s (The Incredibles)

'Inside Out' behind-the-scenes sneak peek is coming this week.

Disney Movies Anywhere mentioned that a ‘behind-the-scenes’ sneak peek of the latest movie ‘Inside Out’ will be released between August 26 and September 1. 

This sneak peek will probably be similar like the sneak peek from ‘Monsters University’ when Dan Scanlon displayed some artwork and covered the storyline. Since we have seen only a little bit of artwork it’s great to see (hopefully) something new.

Disney Movies Anywhere – Download the iOS app using the link below & be sure not to miss the ‘Inside Out’Sneak peek!

Beautiful Pixar - Willy’s Butte (Cars)

Short films section updated with ‘Lava’
Read everything about ‘Lava’ via the Short Films page.

Short films section updated with ‘Lava’

Read everything about ‘Lava’ via the Short Films page.

Kuana Torres Kahele on lead role in ‘Lava’

Disney/Pixar’s new animated short film, “Lava,” was inspired by the sights, sounds and people of Haiwaii. It is a fiery love story of two volcanoes searching for love.

“I play the role of Uku,” said Kuana Torres Kahele, “who is a lonely volcano searching millions and millions of years for his one true love.”

The seven-minute short features Na-Hoku-Hanohano-award winner Kahele and singer and kumu hula Napua Greig, who plays his love interest, Lele.

Kahele was discovered while performing on Hawaii Island. “I thought I was being punked or something because I was, like, me? So when it came true, I felt like a little kid.”

Because the word uku is commonly known as a Hawaiian Pidgin word for head lice, Kahele said “when the locals hear uku, they’re going to say, ‘Eh, Uku!’ I know, I’m hoping that after it comes out, that nobody starts calling me ‘uku.’ That would be kind of shame.”

Kahele will attend the world premiere of “Lava” this weekend at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan. The film will likely be shown at the fall edition of the Hawaii International Film Festival, scheduled for Oct. 30-Nov. 9 on Oahu.

“Lava” will make its U.S. debut in June 2015 as an opening short to Disney/Pixar’s animated feature “Inside Out.”

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"Newt was another unlikely idea that wasn’t working. When we gave it to somebody new [Pete Docter, director ofUp], he said, “I’ll do it, but I have another idea altogether, which I think is better.” And we thought it was better too [Docter’s concept was the basis of Inside Out, which he is directing for a 2015 release]. That was the reason we didn’t continue with Newt.” -Ed Catmull, 


Pete Docter had Newt given to him after the original director Gary Rydstrom had left Pixar for Lucasfilm. And Docter chose his original project Inside Out over Newt. 

Catmull didn’t officially confirm that Newt is cancelled. Is it possible that After Inside Out, Peter Docter will continue with Newt? Let’s hope so because the concept art for the movie looks beautiful. Below you can read the synoposis of the movie and see some of the great concept art released by Pixar.

What happens when the last remaining male and female blue-footed newts on the planet are forced together by science to save the species, and they can’t stand each other? That’s the problem facing Newt and Brooke, heroes of “newt,” the Pixar film by seven-time Academy Award® winner for sound Gary Rydstrom, and director of Pixar’s Oscar-nominated short, “Lifted”. Newt and Brooke embark on a perilous, unpredictable adventure and discover that finding a mate never goes as planned, even when you only have one choice. Love, it turns out, is not a science.