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James Ford Murphy talks 'Lava' and Pixar

James Ford Murphy Lava News

Back in August, a small teaser for Pixar’s upcoming short ‘Lava’ was released, debuting the stunning animation and music. Thanks to Collider, we also have two new high-res stills, as well as an interview with director James Ford Murphy!

The interview, which you can watch here, details Murphy’s path to Pixar and his contributions to such films as A Bug’s Life, Cars, and The Incredibles.

He also speaks in depth about ‘Lava’ and the challenges associated with animating volcanoes. This is a chance to really appreciate the kinds of risks and innovations involved with animation and making something like a volcano a character infused with personality. Not only that, the technical aspect is also something to marvel at.

You can also learn about how ‘Lava’ was chosen to accompany Pixar’s full length feature Inside Out. (A perfect pairing according to Murphy). Both will premiere on June 19th, 2015.

Last modified: October 18, 2014

Simoa (Elliefredricksen) is Editor in Chief of Upcoming Pixar. Simoa is a lifelong Pixar fan, but she didn't start blogging about the studio until 2010. Up and Ellie left a lasting impression, and the rest is history! She also has a deep, abiding love for fairy tales and Classic Hollywood films.