In recent weeks, Luca, the new Disney and Pixar movie, has become one of the most popular children’s titles on social networks.
With a story set in the Italian town Portorosso, his plot about friendship, transformation and the power to encourage us to go beyond what we know it has won the interest of the viewers.
An animation with unique challenges
Character Design Director Deanna Marsigliese noted that character aesthetics had many sources of inspiration. He added that among them were Italian historical photographs.
“I wanted our designs to have an organic and textural character, to be endearingly imperfect and playful. This is a story told from a child’s point of view, so it was important that this was reflected in the character design as well.“He said in a statement shared by Disney.
On the other hand, he explained that, for the creation of the sea monsters, the animators studied medieval representations that appeared in the Marine Charter, a map of the renaissance of 1539, in addition to the sculptures that are in different cities of the country.
Luca’s music: a reminder of mythical Italy
To createLuca’s universe, Enrico Casarosa, director of the film, joined forces with composer Dan Romer. While developing the film, the filmmaker listened to music from the Italian Golden Age, melodies that were the starting point for creating the songs for the animated film.
“I wanted something that was more like a wink or a memory and not something that was rigorous from a historical point of view. He told me that what he really wanted was a more Italian version of the style of music that I do, which was very exciting and liberating, ”the composer confessed.
“Luca is set in a town on the Italian coast and tells the story of a teenager who spends an unforgettable summer full of adventures together with his new friend Alberto. But they both keep a secret that could spoil the party: they are actually two sea monsters from the bottom of the ocean! “, Dictates the synopsis published by Disney Plus.
Where and when to see Luca?
Luca, Disney’s new film project, is available from June 18 on Disney Plus.