Pixar has released a teaser poster for LAVA, the animated short that will open with “Inside Out” next June 19. Disney describes the movie as a musical love story inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes that takes place over millions of years.
The short is supposed to evoke the beautiful ukelele inspired sounds of Hawaii and specifically the version of “Over the Rainbow” sung by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo`ole’.
James Ford Murphy will direct and Andrea Warren is the producer. “Lava” opens in theaters on June 19, 2015, in front of “Inside Out.”