Pixar want to take you on a trip as they announce next original film will be called Luca

Those clever people over at Pixar never stop! In a statement released today, the animation pioneers have announced the details of their newest project, Luca, slated for a June 18th 2021 release.

Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the Disney and Pixar 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” is slated for release in summer 2021 and directed by Enrico Casarosa and produced by Andrea Warren. © 2020 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Here’s their statement:

LONDON, UK (July 30, 2020) — Pixar Animation Studios announced today that its next feature film release will be Luca. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Enrico Casarosa (La Luna) and produced by Andrea Warren (Lava, Cars 3), Luca will be released in U.K. cinemas June 18, 2021.

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. 

“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 Enrico Casarosa, director. “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.”

We can’t wait!

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