Oscar-nominated ‘La Luna’ director Enrico Casarosa is at the helm of studio’s summer 2021 release about a young boy’s unforgettable summer on the Italian Riviera, filled with scooter rides, gelato, and teenage sea monsters.
Set for release in theatres on June 18, 2021, Disney and Pixar’s next big animated feature, Luca, tells a story about friendship, stepping out of your comfort zone, and two teenage sea monsters who experience a life-changing summer.
Directed by Oscar nominee Enrico Casarosa (La Luna) and produced by Andrea Warren (Lava, Cars 3), the film stars Jacob Tremblay (Room, Wonder) as 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) as Alberto Scorfano, an independent, free-spirited teenage sea monster with unbridled enthusiasm for the human world; Emma Berman as Giulia, an outgoing and charming adventurer who befriends Luca and Alberto; Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Saturday Night Live, Big Mouth) as Daniela, Luca’s mother; Marco Barricelli as Massimo, Giulia’s father; and Jim Gaffigan (The Pale Tourist, Troop Zero) as Lorenzo, Luca’s father.
According to the studio, 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 teaser and a few more images... and pass the gelato here please!
Source: Walt Disney Studios
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.