Struggle to make Luca: How the team at Pixar made its latest animated hit

Jun 21 2021 01:08 PM
Struggle to make Luca: How the team at Pixar made its latest animated hit

Pixar's films carry singular design sensibilities and art direction. Utmost care is given to writing, characters and emotional heft, which helps the stories stay with viewers long after they have watched the film. We take a deep-dive into making of the studio's latest film, Luca.

In many ways, Luca is a typical Pixar film. Gorgeous visuals, multi-faceted characters, an interesting and meaningful story — every staple is there. But it’s also the first movie from the illustrious animation studio that was made during the lockdown.

It centres around a sea monster, Luca, who dreams of exploring the world above the surface but fear of humans has been drilled into his mind by his parents. Simultaneously curious and apprehensive, he dithers until another sea monster, Alberto, practically drags him above the water.

In Luca, sea monsters have kind of adorable purplish or bluish skin , flat feet and large, inquisitive eyes. When not in contact with water, they lose their true appearance, and look like humans.

Luca is a 2021 American computer-animated coming-of-age fantasy comedy drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film is directed by Enrico Casarosa , written by Jesse Andrews and Mike Jones, produced by Andrea Warren, and starring the voices of Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman, Saverio Raimondo, Maya Rudolph, Marco Barricelli, Jim Gaffigan, Peter Sohn, Lorenzo Crisci, Marina Massironi, and Sandy Martin.


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