Pixar Animation Studios announced on Thursday (July 30) that its next feature film release will be Luca, a coming-of-age story set on the Italian Riviera.
Enrico Casarosa (La Luna) is directing the story of a young boy who enjoys a summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides.
However Lucas has a secret – he is a sea monster from another world.
Andrea Warren (Lava, Cars 3) is producing Luca, which Disney will release on June 18, 2021.
“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
“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, our film will feature an unforgettable summer adventure that will fundamentally change Luca.”