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Pixar Reveals Next Feature ‘Luca’

Film, being helmed by Oscar-nominated ‘La Luna’ director Enrico Casarosa, is set to hit U.S. theatres next summer.

Pixar has just announced their next original feature, Luca, directed by Oscar-nominee Enrico Casarosa (La Luna) and produced by Andrea Warren (Lava, Cars 3), scheduled for released in U.S. theatres June 18, 2021.

Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, 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: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface.

“This is a deeply personal story for me, not only because it’s set on the Italian Riviera where I grew up, but because at the core of this film is a celebration of friendship,” Casarosa noted. “Childhood friendships often set the course of who we want to become, and it is those bonds that are at the heart of our story in Luca. So, in addition to the beauty and charm of the Italian seaside, our film will feature an unforgettable summer adventure that will fundamentally change Luca.”

Read AWN's 2012 interview with Enrico Casarosa
Oscar 2012: Pixar’s Enrico Casarosa and Kevin Reher Talk 'La Luna'

Pixar’s next release, Pete Docter’s Soul, originally slated for a summer 2020 release, is currently scheduled to hit theatres on November 20.

Source: Walt Disney Studios

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