Pixar’s New Film Luca Is A Coming Of Age Story On The Italian Riviera (FIRST IMAGE)

Pixar’s latest film is called Luca.

While Pixar has had its fair share of sequels, many of us mostly look forward to their original I.P.s. It’s those original stories like Inside Out, Coco, and Onward that have highlighted what makes them so special. It allows the studio to do what they do best — transport us to a unique world and get engrossed in a transformative character arc. 

So, whenever they announce a new movie, it’s hard not to get excited. Now, Pixar has revealed a first look and synopsis of their upcoming film Luca. The film is directed by Enrico Casarosa, best known for the short “La Luna”. It is produced by “Lava” and Cars 3’s Andrea Warren. While this is a coming of age story, in true Pixar style, it has a very specific twist.

“Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the original animated feature 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.”

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Yeah, that last sentence certainly takes things in another direction, doesn’t it? Well, it wouldn’t be a Pixar movie if it didn’t have that twist — it’d be a Studio Ghibli movie. Regardless, it looks and sounds all kinds of beautiful and is clearly a labor of love for Casarosa.

“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. 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,” said Casarosa in a statement. “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.”

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