Disney and Pixar's Luca |Official Trailer
Disney and Pixar's first release this year will be an animated film, Luca, which is a coming-of-age story set in Italy. The movie takes place in the summertime, and Luca's days are filled with all the Italian Riviera has to offer — adventure and gelato, to start. However, the young boy has a secret: he and his best friend are sea monsters, and as you'll see in the above trailer, that could end up being a dangerous fact for them.
"This is a deeply personal story for me, not only because it's set on the Italian Riviera where I grew up, but because at the core of this film is a celebration of friendship. Childhood friendships often set the course of who we want to become and it is those bonds that are at the heart of our story in Luca," said the film's director, Enrico Casarosa — who also directed Pixar short La Luna — in a press release. "So in addition to the beauty and charm of the Italian seaside, our film will feature an unforgettable summer adventure that will fundamentally change Luca."
Luca is expected to drop on June 18 — catch the official trailer above and some first photos ahead!