Friday, May 6, 2011

La Luna logo, producer, running time, plot hint

Pixar surprised fans yesterday by bringing to light an upcoming short, La Luna, complete with a still and intriguing synopsis. After a short is announced, further details always begin to trickle out. La Luna is no exception.

Pixar just revealed the artistic title card for the film shown above. A trusted source, who has seen La Luna, adds that the title "is VERY appropriate" (emphasis theirs). So it definitely has something to do with the moon—'la luna' in Italian and Spanish.

Kevin Reher, who produced shorts Day & Night and Partly Cloudy, has been named as producer. He hinted at the film's setup in an interview back in February:
"The new [short] we're finishing production on now... it's beautiful, it's lyrical, it's very different from all the other ones. It's amazing how easy it can be when you just have three characters and two sets."
Finally, La Luna's total running time is 6:53, making it Pixar's longest theatrical short film to date by nearly one minute.


Alexandro Fantino said...

As i said in the other post, this looks very artistic! It's a pity we'll have to wait until 2012 for it to be released.

Brent said...

I know the plot of the short. But John Lassetter came to me last night and said that if a breathed a word of what I knew he'd melt my brain.

Anonymous said...

Brent: Are you one of the blessed few?
(who works at Pixar?)

I feel insignificant in the presence of greatness.

Brent said...

No. I've been trying to get in for years but no luck yet. I went down and visited two summers ago and was humbled. My buddy is a story artist there, ahhh, maybe one day I'll be successful in applying to Pixar Vancouver. So, don't feel insignificant, I feel insignificant. You should see the crap I've been working on to earn my bread, it makes my soul weep.

La Lunatic said...

Brent, but isn't Vancouver far from Hill Valley? :)

That's okay... I don't mind waiting. I've always said it's great that Pixar has kept alive the shorts in the fine fashion they do (WB trying to bring back their famous characters in modern shorts have fallen flat with me).

Brent said...

You don't like the new looney tunes? I thought the sitcom format was pretty good!