Luca is a tribute to summer and keeping your friend’s secrets. But sometimes, being an underdog makes you stick out.

And when you’re an underdog keeping a sea monster secret, well. Things can get messy.

Check out the trailer for Pixar’s Luca below.

The movie looks beautifully animated. (But then, did you expect anything different from Pixar?) The colors really make the Italian coast pop. Even from just the trailer, I already feel like I’m on vacation.

The premise for Luca builds in a lot of great potential for both wacky hijinks and deep emotional bonding. I think we can expect a lot of laughs and at least a couple tear-jerker moments from this one.

Here’s the official description from Pixar:

Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s original feature film Luca is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.

We also have some brief character descriptions announced with the voice cast:

  • Jacob Tremblay (“Room,” “Wonder”) lends his voice to Luca Paguro, a bright and inventive 13-year-old sea monster with endless curiosity—especially when it comes to the mysterious world above the sea.
  • Jack Dylan Grazer (“We Are Who We Are,” “Shazam”) voices Alberto Scorfano, an independent, free-spirited teenage sea monster with unbridled enthusiasm for the human world. 
  • Emma Berman provides the voice of Giulia, an outgoing and charming adventurer who befriends Luca and Alberto.
  • Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Big Mouth”) voices Daniela, Luca’s mother.
  • Marco Barricelli voices Massimo, Giulia’s father. 
  • Jim Gaffigan (“The Pale Tourist,” “Troop Zero”) voices Lorenzo, Luca’s father.
Luca poster Pixar

All in all, I would describe this first look as “charming.” But what do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Pixar