Pixar invites you to experience a summer like never before in a new original film, “Luca.” Directed by Enrico Casarosa, who was nominated for an academy award for his short film “La Luna,” Luna tells a very personal story for Casarosa.
Luca is set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera and tells a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides.
Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface.
“This is a deeply personal story for me, not only because it’s set on the Italian Riviera where I grew up, but because at the core of this film is a celebration of friendship. Childhood friendships often set the course of who we want to become and it is those bonds that are at the heart of our story in ‘Luca,’” said Casarosa. “So in addition to the beauty and charm of the Italian seaside, our film will feature an unforgettable summer adventure that will fundamentally change Luca.”
Pixar is known to stretch its artistic legs and it’s very noticeable in the animation style they’ve chosen for this film.
Watch the trailer here:
Now that’s not your typical fish out of water story.
Wow that scenery makes me want to take a vacation… as soon as it’s safe too. Which might make this the perfect movie for a summer when everyone will want to get ‘the jab’ so they can venture out again.
Meet the Voice Cast for Luca
Another reason to go see Luca is the remarkable voice cast.
- Jacob Tremblay (“Room,” “Wonder”) lends his voice to Luca Paguro, a bright and inventive 13-year-old sea monster with endless curiosity—especially when it comes to the mysterious world above the sea.
- Jack Dylan Grazer (“We Are Who We Are,” “Shazam”) voices Alberto Scorfano, an independent, free-spirited teenage sea monster with unbridled enthusiasm for the human world.
- Emma Berman provides the voice of Giulia, an outgoing and charming adventurer who befriends Luca and Alberto.
- Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Big Mouth”) voices Daniela, Luca’s mother.
- Marco Barricelli voices Massimo, Giulia’s father.
- Jim Gaffigan (“The Pale Tourist,” “Troop Zero”) voices Lorenzo, Luca’s father.
Jim Gaffigan in a Pixar film? Yes please. Maya Rudolph clearly knows how to delivery the funny too.
We love original storytelling from Pixar and can’t wait to see the first feature length film from Enrico Casarosa. Luca arrives June 18, 2021.
Let us know what you thought of the trailer for Luca in the comments!