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Pixar's Luca

Post by James » July 30th, 2020, 10:37 am

First look and details of Pixar's upcoming film Luka, currently set for a June 18, 2021 release:

https://animatedviews.com/2020/pixar-un ... film-luca/

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Re: Pixar's Luka

Post by Dacey » July 30th, 2020, 11:38 am

Good on them for having optimism. With how things are, I wouldn’t be shocked if next summer is when Soul ends up opening.
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Re: Pixar's Luka

Post by Daniel » July 30th, 2020, 4:36 pm

Sounds interesting and looks fun.

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Re: Pixar's Luka

Post by EricJ » July 30th, 2020, 5:50 pm

I was reading the "Italian childhood" synopsis on other sites, and thinking "Too simple...Are they giving every ethnic family album screen time after Coco and Bao?"

Until we got to the sea monster, and then "Yep, THAT'S our Pixar. They wouldn't forget the plot. :mrgreen: "

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Re: Pixar's Luka

Post by Farerb » July 31st, 2020, 8:22 am

Hopefully it will be better than Onward and not as pretentious as Docter's films tend to be. I'm looking forward to this, but not as much as I look forward to Encanto.

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Re: Pixar's Luka

Post by Ben » July 31st, 2020, 10:55 am

OMG, I have sooooooo many animated films to catch up on, it’s ridiculous.

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Re: Pixar's Luka

Post by Daniel » December 11th, 2020, 1:18 pm

Brief footage shown yesterday:



Can't tell from the quality, but does look rather vibrant!

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Re: Pixar's Luka

Post by Farerb » December 11th, 2020, 1:21 pm

I agree, one of the films I'm excited about.

BTW: it's supposed to be Luca, not Luka. Can the thread's title be edited?

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Re: Pixar's Luca

Post by Daniel » December 12th, 2020, 11:38 am

Design of the two boys are cute. Scenery looks more cartoony compared to their recent output, such as Toy Story 4. I like that.

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Re: Pixar's Luca

Post by Daniel » January 18th, 2021, 2:57 pm

New still and details:

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Empire wrote:Set on the coast of Italy in the dazzling summer days, its central character, Luca, and his friend Alberto are actually sea creatures who appear human on dry land, but take on a fishier form underwater. In a Little Mermaid riff, the pair get to experience life up where they walk, run, and stay all day in the sun – befriending a human girl along the way.

For all that it’s about magical sea creatures, the heart of Luca goes right back to Casarosa’s childhood. “I was born in Genoa, and my summers were spent on beaches,” he tells Empire. “I met my best friend when I was 11. I was really shy and I found this troublemaker of a kid who had a completely different life. I wanted to make a movie about those kinds of friendships that help you grow up.” According to the director, the result is a Pixar film that pays homage to Fellini and other classic Italian filmmakers, with a dash of Miyazaki in the mix too. It sounds like the cinematic summer blast we’ll all be desperate for when winter finally ends.
Liking the sound of it so far.

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Re: Pixar's Luca

Post by danieltruchsess » January 18th, 2021, 4:33 pm

Is it me, or is the movie throwing a Claymation vibe? I am excited about this film.

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Re: Pixar's Luca

Post by Ben » January 18th, 2021, 5:17 pm

Definitely a stop-motion look, yes. The personal stories are always the best.

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Re: Pixar's Luca

Post by Farerb » January 18th, 2021, 11:34 pm

So far I'm pleased with what I see, I don't mind the cartoony look of the characters. The synopsis sounds very indie, like it is a film about someone's life, which sounds very mature, very interesting.

It's funny how this time Pixar goes with the painterly look with Luca while Disney goes with the photo realistic look with Raya. Out of the two I'm more excited about Luca.

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Re: Pixar's Luca

Post by Daniel » February 12th, 2021, 7:46 pm

Chinese New Year poster:

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Re: Pixar's Luca

Post by Daniel » February 21st, 2021, 3:40 pm

Italian magazine cover:

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First look at the girl the pair befriend. Another cute design.

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