Where Can You Watch 'Lava'? The Pixar Short Is As Much A Must-See As 'Inside Out' Itself

It's not like most people need convincing to go see a movie made by Disney or Pixar, but for anyone who's not sure if the studios' latest releases are worth the price of admission, the short films that often come beforehand offer reason enough to buy a ticket. Animated shorts tend to be amazing, and some of the most recent offerings, like Paperman, The Blue Umbrella, and Day and Night, have truly raised the bar. The latest to be released, Pixar's Lava , is one of the all-time best, and it plays right before Pixar's newest feature, Inside Out. If you're not in the theaters, though (but seriously, why aren't you?), is there a way that you can watch Lava online?

At the moment, there isn't; the full seven-minute short is only available in theaters with your Inside Out ticket. Pixar hasn't released the video online, and so the only way to view it is if you go to see the feature-length film, which you definitely should; Inside Out is one of Pixar's best films ever, and besides, isn't it always more fun to see these movies on the big screen, rather than your computer at home? Yet if you're dying to see Lava and can't make it to the theater, you can still get a glimpse of what to expect. Pixar has released a short clip from the film (below), and while it doesn't reveal the entire story of the movie, it's more than enough to get you excited for the full thing.

And eventually, you'll most likely be able to watch the whole version of Lava online. Several of Pixar's most recent shorts, like The Blue Umbrella and La Luna, are available to purchase on Google Play and Amazon for as low as $1.99, so it's very possible that Lava will follow suit in a few months' time. Two dollars is a small price to pay for getting to watch such a gorgeous little movie, so if you don't manage to make it to theaters, make sure to see Lava when it's available to buy later this year.

Before it gets released alongside Inside Out on Friday, check out the clip from Lava below:

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