Director Enrico Casarosa & Andrea Warren Talk The Wonders Of Disney/Pixar’s Luca [Exclusive Interview]


BUILDING A FRIENDSHIP – Jacob Tremblay and Jack Dylan Grazer lend their voices to Luca and Alberto—two sea monsters who look human when they’re out of the water. The two spark a friendship one special summer in an Italian seaside town – a bond quickly deepened by a mutual love of Vespa scooters and the freedom and adventure they represent (even when they’re homemade). Directed by Academy Award® nominee Enrico Casarosa (“La Luna”) and produced by Andrea Warren (“Lava,” “Cars 3”), “Luca” opens on June 18, 2021. © 2021 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

We have become used to Disney/Pixar using their beautiful animation and storytelling to bring life to emotions and inanimate objects that we can never look at them the same again. Today, they released their next offering with Luca. In this film, director Enrico Casarosa transports us to the Italian coast. Here we will meet Luca, a young sea monster craving dry land adventure. It’s a heartwarming story about friendship, stepping out of your comfort zone, and two teenage sea monsters that have a life-changing summer. 

Luca was designed to be felt as if it were from the point of view of the thirteen-year-old main character. This is why they used a unique kind of animation to be able to give the Italian seaside an immediate sense of wonder. If you look at Luca, his facial features lend themselves to convey all the emotions of a young boy venturing out into the world. Director Casarosa had a leg up putting this together as he grew up in Genoa, Italy. 


Here is the synopsis for Disney/Pixar’s Luca

Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera. Disney and Pixar’s original feature film “Luca” is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer. Filled with gelato, pasta, and endless scooter rides. Luca (voice of Jacob Tremblay) shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, Alberto (voice of Jack Dylan Grazer). But all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Enrico Casarosa (“La Luna”) and produced by Andrea Warren (“Lava,” “Cars 3”).

BELOW THE SURFACE – Jack Dylan Grazer and Jacob Tremblay lend their voices to Alberto and Luca. Two sea monsters who meet one summer off the coast of the Italian Riviera. With a shared fascination with all things human, Alberto and Luca venture to the seaside town of Portorosso together, where they experience gelato, pasta and the power of friendship. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Enrico Casarosa (“La Luna”) and produced by Andrea Warren (“Lava,” “Cars 3”), “Luca” debuts on Disney+ on June 18, 2021. © 2021 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.


With the release today of Luca on Disney+, LRM Online’s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with director Enrico Casarosa. As well as producer Andrea Warren. We talk about the inspiration behind the film. The balance and great messaging in the film about growing up. As well as the beautiful animation. You can check it out below! 

Disney/Pixar’s Luca is now available exclusively on Disney+.

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Manny Gomez has been with Latino Review Media since 2016. He has worked in many different capacities for the site including writer, reviewer, interviewer, and podcasting.

He is passionate about writing and talking about films, tv, and comics. As well as connecting with those that bring those mediums to life through conventions, and studio events.

In his spare time, Manny enjoys watching movies of all genres on the big screen and traveling up and down the west coast with his family.

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