Pixar’s Luca featurette shows endless summer on the Italian Riviera
Pixar posted a featurette showing the design of his new film . The film, which will be released on , follows two teenage sea monsters who transform into humans to enjoy the summer in the fictional Italian seaside town of Porto Rosso.
The feature film, released Friday, is commented on by actors including Jacob Tremblay and Maya Rudolph, as well as by the film’s producers and directors.
Pixar says the film is set in the late 50’s / early 60’s, in a place where “summer is not just a season, but a state of mind.” Luca and Alberto become friends with Giulia, a human girl who lives with her father in Porto Rosso and does not believe in sea monsters.
The design of sea monsters was inspired by medieval maps showing sea monsters, while saltwater iguanas inspired the way they move underwater.
“These sea monsters have the magical ability to transform into human form when they are dry,” said director Enrico Casarosa, who grew up in a port town on the Italian Riviera. “Our inspiration was marine life like octopuses which are able to camouflage themselves and change their appearance.”
A new Luca clip from Pixar also shows the two boys having dinner with Giulia’s father, who expresses a desire to kill “everything that swims”, including the legendary sea monsters.