Pixar often shows a short film before their feature length, but this one always stood out in my memory. It is a 6 minute music video that tells a simple love story about a volcano. Interesting to me is that fact that this short film has just as much story as a full length film. Click "read more" for my full thoughts.
The film was not released free, but a simplified version was in the form a music video.
The song is the same in this version, but the animation was mostly taken out in favor of a more slideshow style.
The song itself is catchy but is more of a musical narration than a traditional song. There is some high quality animation
Animation aside, the story and lyrics are unaltered and it has a very simple plot. You can easily listen to it, but if you want the plot written out then here you go. A friendly volcano is lonely as he watches several animals who are in relationships. So, he sings a song of hope everyday in hopes another volcano will appear. Years go by and a female volcano appears just as our main male one is sinking into the ocean. Everything is sad until the female volcano sings the same hope song which causes the male volcano to explode back above the sea. Happy ever after.