James Ford Murphy has been at Pixar since 1996, working on some of our personal favorites, including Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille. Most recently, he made his directing debut with the short film LAVA, which will play in theaters this summer before Inside Out.
Today at SXSW, James will be discussing the power of storytelling through songwriting and music while referencing some of his favorite storytelling songs, and we just happen to have his entire playlist! From the first clip of LAVA, it’s clear that musical storytelling will be a big part of this short, and we can’t wait to see more. (We also giggle like a small child whenever we see that cute volcano.)
You can listen to James’ entire playlist on Spotify.