Luca (2021) Movie Review, Details, Trailer and Release Date

Luca is an animated film directed by Enrico Casarosa and starring Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer and Emma Berman.

In Pixar’s coming-of-age animated film Luca, two boys plunge into an exciting summer on the Italian coast. What no one knows: the two are actually little sea monsters.

Luca (2021) Movie Info

Rating: PG (Rude Humor|Language|Brief Violence|Some Thematic Elements)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Original Language: English
Director: Enrico Casarosa
Producer: Andrea Warren
Writer: Jesse Andrews, Mike Jones
Release Date (Theaters): Jun 18, 2021 limited
Release Date (Streaming): Jun 18, 2021
Runtime: 1h 40m
Production Co: Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures
Sound Mix: Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital

Current Trailer for Luca

Disney and Pixar’s Luca | Official Trailer | Disney+

Complete Storyline and information about Luca

The Italian Riviera is a world of possibilities for a boy in summer: Ice cream and pasta are gobbled down en masse and riding a scooter is simply part of the lifestyle.

13-year-old Luca Paguro wants to discover this world full of curiosity and try out everything new. With his friend Alberto Scorfano, he sets off on an exploration tour full of fun and games. But the two have to be careful, because even though they look like it at first glance, they are not ordinary human boys, but sea monsters that normally live under the surface of the water. Any contact with water transforms them back into their original form. Can their friendship with the girl Giulia outlast this mystery?

Background & Info on Luca

Luca’s director Enrico Casarosa described his film as a deeply personal story inspired by his own childhood in Genoa. In it, the title character is based on his shy self, while his best friend Alberto is based on his then-best buddy of the same name. The little troublemaker fundamentally changed Casarosa’s life with his friendship back when he was 11 years old.

Luca has his roots in the 1950s and 1960s on the Italian Riviera. The sea monsters sprang from local legends of sea dragons that either helped or brought trouble. The illustrations of sea monsters on old maps had always fascinated Casarosa. The filmmaker also says he was influenced by Federico Fellini and other Italian directing greats, as well as Hayao Miyazaki.

Originally, the main character was named Luca Portorosso in reference to Porco Rosso. Eventually, however, the character was given the surname Paguro, which translates as hermit crab. Portorosso became the name of the place of action. (ES)

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