Pixar Shares Closer Look At Fictional Seaside Town Viewers Will See In “Luca”

Pixar Animation Studios is giving us a closer look into all the details and sights and sounds of a fictional seaside town that will be visiting later this month when Luca premieres on Disney+.

What’s Happening:

  • Pixar has shared a new video showcasing the world of Italian Summers that will be seen in the world and the fictional human town of Porto Rosso in the upcoming Luca. 
  • The video also shows off the team behind the movie taking research trips to Italy and taking pictures of details that most tourists would overlook, saying they look crazy to the locals as they study things like textures, and the way light hits buildings.
  • Director Enrico Casarosa also shares that he was inspired by the work of Miyazaki, the texture, the details and the way he draws. Casarosa previously directed the Pixar short, La Luna, and some of the creative team points out that he channeled that same energy bringing out the beauty of the things that are already around us.

  • Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the original animated feature 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: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface.
  • The Film Cast Includes:
    • 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
  • Luca is set to premiere on Disney+ for all subscribers on June 18th.

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