a.k.a. Pixar Lava Short Film Tiki Bowl
#106, purchased 12/05/2020 from AG.
A green bowl supported by three tiki poles and featuring two anthropomorphized volcanoes that have fallen in love. Designed by Tahiti Gil and sculpted & manufactured by Tiki Diablo. This bowl was inspired by the short film, Lava. Lava is a 2014 American computer-animated musical short film, produced by Pixar Animation Studios. Directed by James Ford Murphy and produced by Andrea Warren, it was theatrically released alongside Pixar's Inside Out on June 19, 2015. The plot takes place on a tropical island in the Pacific Ocean, where a lonely volcano named Uku watches the wildlife creatures frolic with their mates and hopes to find one of his own. He sings a song to the ocean each day for thousands of years, gradually venting his lava and sinking into the water, but does not realize that an undersea volcano named Lele has heard him every day and has fallen in love with him. She emerges on the day that Uku becomes extinct, but her face is turned away and she cannot see him. Uku sinks fully into the ocean, heartbroken, but revives when he hears Lele singing his song to him. His fires re-ignited, he erupts back to the surface, this time right next to Lele, and the two form a single island where they are happy together.