Luca is a 2021 computer-animated coming-of-age film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and directed by Enrico Casarosa. The film tells the story of two young sea monsters, Luca (voiced by Jacob Tremblay) and Alberto (voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer), who venture onto land and form a friendship with a human girl named Giulia (voiced by Emma Berman) in the Italian town of Portorosso.
The film received critical acclaim for its animation, music, and heartwarming story of friendship and self-discovery. It was praised for its portrayal of Italian culture and the way it dealt with themes of identity, acceptance, and overcoming fears.
Despite not being released in theaters due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Luca was a success for Disney+, becoming one of the most-streamed films on the platform. The film was also screened at several international film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival, where it was the first Pixar film to be shown in competition.
Luca was released on Disney+ in June 2021, and has since received multiple award nominations, including a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature.
Duration: 95 min.