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Disney+ Drops ‘Luca’ Friendship Featurette

To celebrate National Streaming Day, director Enrico Casarosa and members of the voice cast share thoughts on the film and their own childhood; Disney and Pixar’s newest animated feature hits the streamer on June 18.

To celebrate National Streaming Day (yes… discuss amongst yourselves), Disney+ has dropped a “Friendship Featurette” from Disney and Pixar’s upcoming animated feature, Luca. Showcasing how one friend can change your life forever - a key theme in the film - director Enrico Casarosa and members of the voice cast, including Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman, Maya Rudolph, and Jim Gaffigan, share thoughts about the film and stories about their own childhood friends. Luca streams exclusively on Disney+ for all subscribers beginning June 18, 2021.

Luca is set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera; it’s 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.

Check out the “Friendship Featurette:”

Directed by Casarosa, an Oscar nominee for his short film, La Luna, and produced by Andrea Warren (LavaCars 3), Luca stars Tremblay as Luca Paguro; Grazer as Alberto Scorfano; Berman as Giulia Marcovaldo; Saverio Raimondo as town bully Ercole Visconti; Rudolph as Luca’s mom Daniela; Marco Barricelli as Giulia’s dad Massimo, Gaffigan as Luca’s dad Lorenzo; Sandy Martin as Luca’s grandma; and Giacomo Gianniotti as a local fisherman. Award-winning composer Dan Romer (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Maniac) created the score.

Source: Disney+

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