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‘Luca’ Comes Home August 3

Disney and Pixar bring a coming-of-age story about one young boy/sea monster experiencing an unforgettable summer, set on the beautiful Italian Riviera, to Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD; release features never-before-seen featurettes, deleted scenes and two alternate openings.

Disney and Pixar’s Luca is coming to Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on August 3 in a release that touts a variety of bonus features including never-before-seen featurettes, deleted scenes, and two alternate openings.

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, Alberto, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.

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Bonus Features (which vary by product and retailer) include:

  • Our Italian Inspiration – Experience the joy of discovery as Pixar artists travel to Cinque Terre, Italy, to absorb the beauty and culture of the coastal region which inspired the characters and the quintessential Italian backdrop of Luca.
  • Secretly A Sea Monster – Explore the artistry and technical innovation of Luca's transformation from sea monster to human, and how the theme of transformation is central to the emotional journey of the main characters.
  • Best Friends – Best friends can challenge us, inspire us, annoy us, and encourage us. The cast and crew of Luca share their own stories about how besties influenced their lives, and how those experiences informed the creation of screen pals Luca, Alberto, and Giulia.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Introduction – Director Enrico Casarosa introduces scenes not included in the final version of Luca.
    • Starfish Hunt (Alternate Opening) – Luca explores the shore and the sea, gathering mussels and starfish, in this serene alternate opening to the film.
    • Isola Del Mare (Alternate Opening) – Luca welcomes viewers to the quiet island he calls home.
    • Festa Del Mare – The boys go to a festival filled with fun ... and danger.
    • Here Comes Giulia – Giulia explores Isola Del Mare, where she meets Luca and Alberto, and asks so many questions.
    • Gelato Trouble – Giulia offers to treat Luca and Alberto to something called “gelato.”
    • Sea Monster Cannery – Luca dreams about a magical place filled with Vespas and gelato, but things aren't quite what they seem.

Directed by Casarosa, an Oscar nominee for his short film, La Luna, and produced by Andrea Warren (Lava, Cars 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 Media & Entertainment Distribution