One of the fun feel good films of the summer is Disney’s Luca. It’s a beautiful coming-of-age story of a boy named Luca and his friends and their magical unforgettable summer in the Italian waterfront town. There is a mystical look (thanks to Pixar) and feel to this story. I love how Disney and Pixar are making frequent films headlined by diverse characters that is relatable to a wide variety of international audiences.
This film is endearing and great for the kids and family. The characters are fun and each have a distinct personality. Ultimately it’s a film about friendship. Everyone can enjoy a feel good film, this is one of them. The water world meets the kids of Portorosso.
P.S. There may or may not be a sea monster involved in all this 😉
Disney and Pixar’s “Luca”Bonus Features:
- Our Italian Inspiration – Experience the joy of discovery as Pixar artists travel to Cinque Terre, Italy, to absorb the beauty and culture of the coastal region which inspired the characters and the quintessential Italian backdrop of “Luca.”
- Secretly A Sea Monster – Explore the artistry and technical innovation of Luca’s transformation from sea monster to human, and how the theme of transformation is central to the emotional journey of the main characters.
- Best Friends – Best friends can challenge us, inspire us, annoy us, and encourage us. The cast and crew of“Luca” share their own stories about how besties influenced their lives, and how those experiences informed the creation of screen pals Luca, Alberto and Giulia.
- Deleted Scenes
- Introduction – Director Enrico Casarosa introduces scenes not included in the final version of “Luca.”
- Starfish Hunt (Alternate Opening) – Luca explores the shore and the sea, gathering mussels and starfish, in this serene alternate opening to the film.
- Isola Del Mare (Alternate Opening) – Luca welcomes viewers to the quiet island he calls home.
- Festa Del Mare – The boys go to a festival filled with fun … and danger.
- Here Comes Giulia – Giulia explores Isola Del Mare, where she meets Luca and Alberto, and asks so many questions.
- Gelato Trouble – Giulia offers to treat Luca and Alberto to something called “gelato.”
- Sea Monster Cannery – Luca dreams about a magical place filled with Vespas and gelato, but things aren’t quite what they seem.