I Lava You…The Pixar Short That Will Steal Your Heart

I lava you. I really do. And in a few moments, you are going to understand exactly what I mean. πŸ˜‰ Lava is the short that precedes Inside Out and I had the chance to premiere it before anyone else.

I Lava You

Needless to say, tears! Disney and Pixar shorts always do that to me. I was choking in the theatre. I mean – sobbing in my seat. The Lava short was so beautiful – OMG.

Last year, I fell head over heels in love with Feast. I wept during the premiere of ‘Big Hero 6’ because my two little dogs have experienced the same things you see in that little movie.

They were loved. They were left alone during the day because my husband and I both had to work (slightly different than the film of course) and then I had a baby and their life became GOLDEN! TEARS!!

I Lava You Pixar Short

Well, the Lava short hit me the same way. And now, all I want to say is I Lava You over and over again.  In fact, the first thing I did when I came home from 

I Lava You – Song

This isn’t the Disney Short, Lava. They took bits and pieces from the actual movie and made this little clip to showcase the song, but you can get the gist of it all.

I still encourage you to get a hold of the Inside Out DVD so you can truly get the full effect of this beautiful creation. I am telling you – sobbing.

And just because we are talking about Hawaii, I wanted to show you a little video of when I tried to learn the ukulele. I am no expert – so please be warned. 

My husband and I decided to honeymoon in Hawaii and have always loved the magical sound of the ukulele. Not many people know this about me but I’ve taken lessons in the past. YES! It’s true.

So, to see LAVA – a Pixar short revolving around two volcanos (Uke and Lele) and the love their share for one another and have it supported by Hawaiian music was such a TREAT.

Lava Disney Pixar Short

LAVA is directed by James Ford Murphy and produced by Andrea Warren and is described as a “musical love story taking place over millions of years that is inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes“.

Have I told you that, “I Lava You” recently? Oh, sorry. Back to the story… 

In case you want to look up the artists that sing during the film, their names are Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Greig. Believe me, you will after you hear I Lava You

Here are the lyrics to Lava:

A long long time ago
There was a volcano
Living all alone in the middle of the sea
He sat high above his bay
Watching all the couples play
And wishing that he had someone too
And from his lava came
This song of hope that he sang out loud
Every day
For years and years
I have a dream
I hope it will come true
That you’re here with me
And I am here with you
I wish that the earth, sea, and the sky up above
Will send me someone to lava
Years of singing all alone
Turned his lava into stone
Until he was on the brink of extinction
But little did he know
That living in the sea below
Another volcano
Was listening to his song
Every day she heard his tune
Her lava grew and grew
Because she believed his song was meant for her
Now she was so ready to meet him above the sea
As he sang his song of hope for the last time
I have a dream
I hope it will come true
That you’re here with me
And I am here with you
I wish that the earth, sea, and the sky up above
Will send me someone to lava
Rising from the sea below
Stood a lovely volcano
Looking all around
But she could not see him
He tried to sing to let her know
That she was not there alone
But with no lava, his song was all gone
He filled the sea with his tears
Watched his dreams disappear
As she remembered what his song meant to her
I have a dream
I hope will come true
That you’re here with me
And I am here with you
I wish that the earth, sea, and the sky up above
Will send me someone to lava
Oh they were so happy
To finally meet above the sea
All together now their lava grew and grew
No longer are they all alone
With Aloha as their new home
And when you go and visit them this is what they sing
I have a dream I hope it will come true
That you will grow old with me, and I will grow old with you
We thank the earth, sea, and the sky we thank too
I lava you
I lava you
I lava you


Lava Disney Pixar Short Inside Out

 

You can only see Lava by heading to the theatres to see Inside Out. And I promise you… you will leave the theatre adding  “I Lava You” to your vocabulary. πŸ™‚

Inside Out hits theaters on June 19th!!! 

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Disney and Pixar invited me to San Francisco to meet the makers of Inside Out. All opinions are my own.

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