If you find yourself dreaming of warm, sunny weather and traveling to a seaside town in the Mediterranean, Pixar's new movie Luca will certainly satisfy your wanderlust and give the whole family some good laughs.
In Luca, a young boy experiences an unforgettable summer in a seaside town on the Italian Riviera and, let's just say, the scenery looks pretty beautiful, even if it is animated. As the boy, Luca, spends more time with his new best friend Alberto, their fun is threatened by a big secret. "They are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface," as Pixar explains.
Leave it to Pixar to come up with yet another touching and inventive film for the whole family to enjoy. If this sounds like your idea of a fantastic movie, here's everything you need to know.
When Does Luca Premiere?
Mark your calendars for Summer 2021. Luca premieres on Friday, June 18, 2021. It is a film about summer, after all.
How Can I Watch Luca?
Luca will skip theaters and head straight to Disney's streaming service, Disney+. Like Pixar’s Soul, you won’t have to pay extra to watch the film as it will be included with the cost of your subscription.
The First Official Trailer Looks So Good
Disney and Pixar released the first official long form trailer for Luca on April 28, and it's incredible.
The colorful trailer shows Luca and his friend, Bruno’s transformation from sea monsters to humans, and enjoying all of the wonderful things that human life has to offer. Together, the two boys go vespa riding, make a new friend named Julia, and learn how to navigate life as secret sea monsters. “There’s a million things you think you can’t do,” Julia says in the trailer. “All you need is a chance to try.”
The original teaser trailer, released on Feb. 24, also gives a glimpse at the film’s gorgeous setting.
There Is A Fantastical Element To The Film
The trailer gives viewers just a glimpse at how the boys look once they're transformed into sea monsters. The film's director, Enrico Casarosa, who mixed elements of his own childhood into the film, elaborated on this "twist" to Collider.
"We do have sea monsters that kind of developed almost a defensive way of hiding in plain sight, so that when they're dry, when they're out in the open, they can look like humans but they're not truly humans, and water will bring it back, so it will truly show [them]," Casarosa said. "And we have this fun, dangerous tension of, 'if you get splashed with water, you're in trouble' and that's how the transformation works."
Although the gorgeous setting and fun elements will play a role in the film, Luca will also focus on the beauty and importance 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," Cararosa said in a press release. "So in addition to the beauty and charm of the Italian seaside, our film will feature an unforgettable summer that will fundamentally change Luca."
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