Pixar has released an image of one of the characters in their upcoming animated short Lava, which is a love story about two volcanos named Uku and Lele. The volcano you see above is the main character of the story, Uku. When talking about the character with the LA Times, director Jim Murphy said:
"I wanted to make Uku appealing and likable but also look like he’s been carved out of lava flows."
The movie also contains an original love song called "Lava," and Murphy hopes that it would give audiences the same feeling he had the first time he heard Israel "Iz" Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
The song is set to the story of a very lonely volcano who wishes he had "someone to lava."
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