Luca is an upcoming American 3D computer animated coming-of-age film produced by Pixar set to be released on June 18, 2021. The film will be directed by Enrico Casarosa, and produced by Andrea Warren as Pixar's 24th feature film. Originally intended to be shown in theaters, the film will instead be released on Disney+ on that date as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.[3]

Synopsis

Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s original feature film Luca is 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: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.[4]

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Trivia

  • This is the eighth Disney+ movie that was originally intended as a theatrical release, after Noelle, Artemis Fowl, Hamilton, Magic Camp, The One and Only Ivan, Mulan, and Soul
  • This is the second full-length Pixar film to skip the theaters and being instead released exclusively on Disney+ following Soul.
  • This is Enrico Casarosa's first Pixar film. He previously directed the short La Luna.
  • The third Disney animated film to be released on June 18th, after Tarzan (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010).
  • Luca's original full name, Luca Portorosso, is a reference to Studio Ghibli's Porco Rosso, which the film will pay homage to.[6]
    • According to Enrico Casarosa, he describes the film as an "homage to Fellini and other classic Italian filmmakers, with a dash of Miyazaki in the mix too."[7]
  • The film is meant to be a tribute to Casarosa's childhood; more specifically, the movie is about "friendship in that pre-puberty world." When the film's first trailer was released, viewers compared the film to Call Me By Your Name, a film that centered on a romantic relationship between two men in Italy. This had led many to believe that the characters of Luca and Alberto were intended to be a gay couple, but Casarosa denied this; stating that the film is simply about a platonic friendship between three children, Giulia included.[8]
  • When asked why he chose Luca as the film's title, Casarosa said that he based the film on his friendship with his childhood friend, Alberto, but he couldn't just use in his own name (Enrico), and chose "Luca" because it's simple, and "is pronounced well in America too."[9]
  • According to Casarosa in a promotional video on Disney's Japanese Twitter, this film is set in the 1950s/1960s.[10]
  • Pixar's 13th film to have a June release following Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Brave, Monsters University, Inside Out, Finding Dory, Cars 3, Incredibles 2, and Toy Story 4.
  • This is Pixar's fourth film to release on the same day as a previous film with this film releasing on June 18th; 11 years apart from Toy Story 3, the first was The Good Dinosaur, which released on November 25th; 17 years apart from A Bug's Life, the second was Coco which released on November 22nd; 22 years apart from Toy Story, and the third was Toy Story 4 which released on June 21st; 6 years apart from Monsters University.
  • Luca is the eleventh Pixar film to be rated PG by the MPA, the first being The Incredibles, the second being Up, the third being Brave, the fourth being Inside Out, the fifth being The Good Dinosaur, the sixth being Finding Dory, the seventh being Coco, the eighth being Incredibles 2, the ninth being Onward, and the tenth being Soul.
    • Luca is rated PG for "rude humor, language, some thematic elements and brief violence".
  • The film will celebrate Pixar's 35th anniversary.
  • This is the first Pixar film to be produced in 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio since Finding Dory.
  • This is the third Pixar film to have a music score composed by a non-recurring composer after Brave (which had its music score composed by Patrick Doyle) and Soul (which had its music score composed by Trent Raznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste).

References


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LucaSoundtrackThe Art of Luca
Characters
Luca PaguroAlberto ScorfanoGiulia MarcovaldoDaniela PaguroLorenzo PaguroGrandma PaguroMassimo MarcovaldoMachiavelliErcole ViscontiCiccio and GuidoUncle Ugo
Locations
ItalyPortorossoIsola del Mare
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You Are My SunshineIl Gatto E La VolpeO mio babbino caroLargo al factotum


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