As I watched the delightful Pixar film Luca for the first time, I found myself giggling at the phrases and words in Italian, unsure as to why there weren't subtitles to translate them. Although none of them really matter much in terms of understanding what's going on, a lot of them — Giulia's phrases, mostly — are hilarious and witty (Luca's last n...

Cinque Terre — meaning Five Lands — is an area comprising five villages on Italy’s northwest coast whose culture and natural beauty has made it a popular spot for visitors and a key inspiration for Portorosso, the fictional town that serves as the setting for Pixar’s latest film, Luca. Set to debut June 18 on Disney+, Luca is the feature directoria...

It took composer Dan Romer a while to find the right Italian touch for the music of “Luca,” Disney-Pixar’s animated fantasy (opening June 18) about young sea monsters masquerading as humans on the Italian Riviera. “Not quite Italian enough” was director Enrico Casarosa’s response to his first try. “Too Italian!” was the response to his second. Even...

Take it from us: You do not want to watch Luca on an empty stomach. A heartfelt celebration of Italian culture, Pixar's latest original feature (which splashes onto Disney+ this weekend), will make your mouth water with its unbelievably realistic depictions of gelato, fresh pasta, and large sandwiches. The movie's director, Enrico Casarosa (who hel...

Fri, June 18, 2021. 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CEST. ONline event. Organized by the Italian Cultural Center of San Diego. SDIFF Artistic Director Antonio Iannotta will be in conversation with "Luca" director Enrico Casarosa (of Pixar's 2011 Oscar-nominated short "La Luna), producer Andrea Warren ("Lava," "Cars 3"), actor Marco Barricelli (voice of Massimo i...

Pixar movies have been set in all kinds of places: a coral reef, a closet full of toys, and the inside of the human brain are just a few examples of such creative flights of fancy. But with Luca, the original new fantasy coming from the fabled studio that will stream exclusively on Disney+ next month, director Enrico Casarosa and the filmmaking tea...

Pixar has taken us to some fantastic places. We have been to space with Wall-E, the Great Barrier Reef with Nemo, Scotland with Merida, France with Remy, Mexico with Miguel, New York with Joe, and even the mind of a teenage girl with Joy. Now, Pixar takes us to Italy with Luca. Luca is set in a beautifully vibrant seaside town on the Italian Rivier...

We’re still in the depths of winter in most of the U.S., but thanks to the new teaser trailer from Disney and Pixar for Luca, we’re getting a gorgeous blast of summer. But just a sweet summer of friendship doesn’t seem like enough story for a full animated feature. Cue the twist … That’s right, Luca and his bestie Alberto are … merpeople?! Or, appa...

By the end of the year Pixar will land in Liguria with Luca, the new animated film directed by Enrico Casarosa, which will allow animators to create for Italy what Ratatouille did for Paris. Today the studio has released a new promotional image of the film with the images of the protagonists for the insert The Friday of the Republic. According to E...