Pixar Sends Us to the Italian Riviera With New Film ‘Luca’

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Disney/Pixar released a first look at its next feature film today.

Luca is a coming-of-age story about a boy living in a seaside town on the Italian Riviera. The story explores his unforgettable summer full of gelato, pasta, and endless scooter rides. Luca shares his adventures with his best friend. But their fun is threatened by a secret: he’s actually a sea monster from another world.

Two boys jumping off a cliff in Disney/Pixar's Luca
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Academy Award nominee Enrico Casarosa (La Luna) directs the film.

“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.”

Luca is produced by Andrea Warren (Lava, Cars 3). It will open in theaters June 18, 2021.

More Pixar Coming Soon

Disney/Pixar’s next feature release will be Soul.

Soul follows band teacher Joe Gardner, who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before. It’s a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks, and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a soul called 22. As Joe tries to show 22 why life is worth living, he’ll discover answers to some of life’s most important questions.

The voice cast includes Jamie Foxx as Joe and Tina Fey as 22. Soul hits theaters November 20.

Source: Disney/Pixar

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