Enjoy a fun and heartwarming story about friendship, stepping out of your comfort zone, and two teenage sea monsters experiencing a life-changing summer in Luca, released this June 18 exclusively on Disney + Hotstar Premium. Featuring the voices of Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Maya Rudolph, and Jim Gaffigan, among others, this fun family entertainer celebrates the beautiful bond of friendship and life. Directed by Enrico Casarosa, Luca is a spectacular watch for all the reasons mentioned below and many others.
Experience Italy from your home
Experience the picturesque Italian Riviera with Luca, located in a beautiful seaside town in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Capture the magic and adventure of summer and also showcase the authenticity of the region through food like pasta and ice cream, bright colors and the stunning scenery of the sea. Director Enrico Casarosa grew up in Italy and Luca was born largely from his own childhood memories. He wanted to introduce the production team to the aspects he treasures the most, while allowing them to discover special characteristics for themselves, which is why the artists traveled to the Italian coast as part of the two research trips.
Adventure to remember!
Luca is the story of a boy who lives an unforgettable summer full of ice cream, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his new best friend Alberto, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply kept secret: They are both sea monsters from another world just below the surface of the water.
More than 1200 children auditioned
Luca has a delightful cast of characters that includes humans, sea monsters, and sea monsters that appear human when out of the water. These characters have been played by talented actors, including award-winning star Jacob Tremblay, 14, who has lent his voice to the title character Luca Paguro. In fact, more than 1,200 kids auditioned before the creators found the perfect match.
Luca is a magical coming of age story with a unique theme that explores the desire to experience cultures beyond our own. Luca is secretly an otherworldly sea monster just below the surface of the water, but he harbors a secret fascination for all things human. An ode to the friendships that change us and the families that want to protect us, the film shows how the young character celebrates another culture while learning to honor where he comes from.
To help bring all of the characters to life is a roster of announcers whose adventurous spirit shines through in the unique and colorful characters. The announcers, including Jacob Tremblay as Luca Paguro, Jack Dylan Grazer as Alberto Scorfano, Emma Berman as Giulia Marcovaldo, Saverio Raimondo as the city bully Ercole Viscon, Maya Rudolph as Luca’s mother, Daniela Paguro, and many others, recorded their voices for their respective characters. from their homes. In fact, some of the actors even sat in their closets while filming to ensure good audio quality.
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