Pixar Sets Summer 2021 Release for Italian Coming-of-Age ‘Luca’ Feature

Pixar continues its embrace of inclusion and diversity by putting artists behind the camera.

The Italian coming-of-age animated feature, “Luca,” from Enrico Casarosa (the Oscar-nominated “La Luna” short), is scheduled for release June 18, 2021.

Produced by Andrea Warren, “Luca” concerns a young boy’s unforgettable summer on the Italian Riviera with his secret best friend — a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface — who share scooter rides, swimming, pasta, and Gelato.“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,” said Casarosa in a statement.

“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.’ So in addition to the beauty and charm of the Italian seaside,

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