Take a Trip to Italy in New “Luca” Videos

Luca is the latest Pixar movie to go straight to Disney's streaming service. While young and old alike won't be able to travel to the theater to see it, they will be able to (virtually) travel to Italy in this new clip and featurette.

First is a brief clip from the film, where Luca (Jacob Tremblay) and Alberto (Jack Dylan Grazer) travel to their friend Giulia's house for dinner. There they meet her gruff father, a fisherman who doesn't like sea monsters. They'll have to keep their aquatic identities a secret if they want to have a pleasant meal.

Then, go behind the scenes with director Enrico Casarosa and producer Andrea Warren, as they discuss highlights from the animation team's trip to the Italian coast, where they took thousands of photographs and videos to get the details of the fictional Porto Rosso just right. The voice cast, including Jim Gaffigan and Maya Rudolph, talk about their experiences recording in the studio.

Luca premieres exclusively on Disney+ on Friday, June 18.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.