This is Uku, and as LA Times described him, “he’s rusty and prone to eruptions, but with a warm core underneath -- the kind of man James Earl Jones might play.”
But guess what? He’s a volcano.
|Image from LA Times article.|
Amazing character design, right? I love how Uku’s inlet gives him the appearance of protective arms.
As for the plot of Lava, LA Times states:
The seven-minute musical love story between two mountains -- Uku and Lele -- will premiere at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan in August.
Pixar is always thinking outside the box with their love stories, and I’m positive this one will be just as touching as The Blue Umbrella.
Final note: is LA Times hinting James Earl Jones will play Uku? Or is that merely for description alone?
Lava will play before Inside Out, opening June 19, 2015.
See y’all real soon.