2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22


Sunday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Topfer Theatre at ZACH
202 South Lamar Blvd

Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, “LAVA” is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.

Section: Animated Shorts Competition
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 7min

Director: James Ford Murphy

Executive Producer: John Lasseter

Producer: Andrea Warren,

Screenwriter: James Ford Murphy

Editor: Robert Grahamjones A.C.E.

Production Designer: Matt Nolte

Sound Designer: Ren Klyce, Skywalker Sound

Music: James Ford Murphy

Principal Cast: Kuana Torres-Kahale, Napua Greig


James Murphy joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1996, working as an animator on “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” and “Ratatouille.” Next, Murphy was the Director of Creative Artists, where he oversaw Animation/Art/Story across the studio. Most recently, Murphy made his directing debut with "LAVA."

Distributor: Pixar Animation Studios

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