Thursday, May 5, 2011

Future Pixar short 'La Luna' revealed

Indiewire/Thomson on Hollywood has revealed a still and synopsis from a previously secret Pixar short film, La Luna, likely attached to Brave in 2012.
"La Luna is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait," reads the synopsis.

"A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family’s most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?"
Any guesses what it's about?

Directed by Enrico Casarosa, with music by Michael Giacchino, La Luna will premiere at the Annecy International Animation Festival this June. A source informs me that Pixar finished production on it a while back, possibly as early as 2008, except for music.

La Luna is Casarosa's directorial debut. He joined Pixar in 2002 and has since worked as a story artist on Cars, Ratatouille, and Up. He is currently head of story on an unnamed Pixar film.

19 comments:

T.J. Wolsos said...

I'm going to guess that his family is responsible for putting the moon up in the sky every night. Just a thought!

Seppe said...

Now we know what that mysterious artwork from last year was for. :)

Nini said...

I don't care what it's about, sounds absolutely heart-warming from the description and kudos to Pixar for finally managing to have something under their cap until they're ready to come out with it.

Anonymous 2.0 said...

From the title, I'm guessing it has something to do with the moon. (Aren't I bright!)

The characters seem very simplistic for a Pixar short, but that's probably just the desired style...

Robby said...

Looks (and sounds) excellent! Can't wait to see this!

Matt said...

They grate cheese off the moon, but they have to go really far out to sea because grating cheese off the moon is indeed illegal. No?

Anonymous said...

What tells you it will be attached to Brave ?

Logan Pearsall said...

I'm guessing a fable story about putting the moon in the sky at night, and taking it down in the morning. Like with a lasso of some kind.

Anonymous said...

It might not have anything to do with the moon. La Luna might be the name of the little boat.

Anonymous said...

And I guess this is the indication why the short will be attached to Brave:

http://pixarblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/reher-discusses-future-pixar-shorts.html

Unless Pixar changed their minds since then...

Anonymous said...

The characters look much more cartoony than those from UP (I almost get confused that the boy in the middle was a short-haired girl) and it's charming indeed. Also, that synopsis is very interesting.

Brian Clayton said...

@Last anonymous. It's funny you said the thing about your confusion thinking it was a short haired little girl in the middle of the boat. I also thought that before I zoomed in. It's pretty funny. I am a huge fan of the style, though. It has a much different look than anything I've seen Pixar do.

John Smith said...

The father looks like Pazu's boss from Laputa: The Castle in the Sky.

No surprise since Enrico Casarosa is a HUGE Miyazaki fan and has influenced him to the core.

Metroid Man said...

For a second, the man on the right reminded me of the dad from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Alexandro Fantino said...

Looks very artistic to me. And it seems highly probable that the story is about these guys putting the moon in the sky every night, just like Logan Pearsal said. If so, then I hate spoilers ):

Doug Bowker said...

@Metroid Man: That is EXACTLY what I thought too! Actually I love that character in Meatballs (the whole movie is great IMO). I am wondering though why this short has been kept unreleased so long though? Given the choice I think I'd rather see this one first than the TS Hawaii Vacation.

Alexandro Fantino said...

@Doug Bowker: I completely agree with you

Anonymous said...

If you compare the newly released logo of La Luna to this picture, in the bottom right corner, there is an L that matches the script used for the Title. Because of this, I believe the name of the boat is La Luna.

Paolo Manaloto said...

i was lucky enough to watch it at the D23 expo along with all the other pixar shorts ever made and got to meet and the makers of the pixar shorts.