Whatever Covid has in store for our summer breaks, Pixar is promising us at least some seaside sun. The studio’s next feature, Luca, is set on the Italian coast. The balmy setting is explored in the film’s first teaser, which dropped today.
Luca is about the relationship between the title character and his best friend, two boys bound by a shared secret: they are both sea monsters. The trailer reveals the interplay between this fantastical realm and the sun-baked village they live in, set to what sounds like an Italian rendition of “You Are My Sunshine.” Watch it below:
Luca is the feature directorial debut of Enrico Casarosa, a longtime Pixar story artist (Ratatouille, Up, Coco) who also directed the studio’s Oscar-nominated short film La Luna. The new film draws on his own upbringing, as he revealed in a previous statement: