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Now through August 12, you can get your Lava fix by watching the complete short film exclusively on the Disney Movies Anywhere app for Apple iOS devices. Whether you missed it in theaters, or just want to enjoy the short again, now is the perfect time to relive the volcanic tale before it's released alongside the Inside Out Blu-ray (releasing November 3 - Order here). The news was revealed this morning in a USA Today article that also included a brief interview with Lava Director, Jim Murphy. We particularly enjoyed the additional details Jim mentioned when leading up to the pitch process with John Lasseter.
Murphy’s worked with Lasseter for years so he wasn’t nervous about singing in front of him — the man owns more than 1,000 Hawaiian shirts so a song like I Lava You is probably right in the Pixar guru's wheelhouse. What intimidated Murphy more was simply baring his soul musically. “I actually wrote this to myself in my ukulele case on a Post-It: ‘Remember: perform it, have fun with it and put yourself out there.' Because that’s what John wants,” Murphy says.Watch a clip of Lava below and then enjoy the full short on Disney Movies Anywhere -
In addition to the short film, be sure to stay tuned to Pixar Post as we'll be releasing audio from our one-on-one interview with Jim Murphy next week (part of episode 41). Finally, if you enjoyed the short, you obviously also love the song - be sure to read our review of the touching track and pick up the e-book of the short film as well.
If you don't already have the Disney Movies Anywhere app downloaded, click to download from the Apple App Store.
Pick up the Lava soundtrack today on iTunes or Amazon. It should be noted that the song is also included as a bonus track on the CD version of the Inside Out soundtrack (not included in the digital release).
Also, if you're a fan of Lava, be sure to watch our video review of the digital Lava storybook.
- Episode 031 of the Pixar Post Podcast - Our interview with Pixar Animator Aaron Hartline, News from 'Inside Out', 'LAVA', 'Toy Story That Time Forgot' and More
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