Coming off from winning the Best Animated Feature for the Jamie Foxx-led Soul at last Sunday’s 2021 Oscars, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar have finally released the full Luca trailer for their first animated film this year starring Jacob Tremblay and Jack Dylan Grazer. The video begins with two young sea monsters as they venture above the surface to experience an unforgettable summer with their new human friend, who encourages them to try a bunch of things they think are impossible to do. Check out the video in the player below, along with the new poster!
Originally scheduled for a theatrical release, the film is now slated for a Disney+ premiere on Friday, June 18, with no extra fee, as a special offering to kick-off the summer season. However, it is still expected to arrive in international theaters where Disney+ isn’t available yet.
Luca will tell a fun and heartwarming story about friendship and stepping out of your comfort zone with two teenage sea monsters who experience a life-changing summer. Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, this coming-of-age adventure centers around one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.
The animated film will be led by Jacob Tremblay (Room, The Little Mermaid) as Luca Paguro, a bright and inventive 13-year-old sea monster with endless curiosity—especially when it comes to the mysterious world above the sea; Jack Dylan Grazer (Shazam!) as Alberto Scorfano, an independent, free-spirited teenage sea monster with unbridled enthusiasm for the human world.; and Emma Berman as Giulia, an outgoing and charming adventurer who befriends Luca and Alberto.
It will also feature the voices of Maya Rudolph (Big Hero 6, The Willoughbys) as Luca’s mother Daniela, Marco Barricelli as Giulia’s father Massimo, and Jim Gaffigan as Luca’s father’s Lorenzo.
Luca is directed by Italian filmmaker Enrico Casarosa in his feature-length directorial debut with Andrea Warren (Lava, Cars 3) set as a producer. Casarosa, who has worked on iconic animated films such as Cars, Ratatouille, Up, The Good Dinosaur, Coco and Incredibles 2, has been with Pixar since 2006 as a storyboard artist and writer.