By Liz Lopez
Escape to the beautiful Italian seaside town of Portorosso when Disney and Pixar’s Luca is available on digital, 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD August 3rd. The release touts a variety of bonus features including never-before-seen featurettes, deleted scenes and two alternate openings.
Set in a seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s Luca is a coming-of-age story about a young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer. Luca shares his amazing adventures with his friend Alberto, but their fun is threatened by a deeply held secret: they’re sea monsters from a world below the water’s surface.
Trailer available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/06K7nXY87tI
Disney and Pixar’s Luca Bonus Features*
Our Italian Inspiration – Experience the joy of discovery as Pixar artists travel to Cinque Terre, Italy, to absorb the beauty and culture of the coastal region which inspired the characters and the quintessential Italian backdrop of Luca.
Secretly A Sea Monster – Explore the artistry and technical innovation of Luca’s transformation from sea monster to human, and how the theme of transformation is central to the emotional journey of the main characters.
Best Friends – Best friends can challenge us, inspire us, annoy us, and encourage us. The cast and crew of Luca share their own stories about how besties influenced their lives, and how those experiences informed the creation of screen pals Luca, Alberto, and Giulia.
Introduction – Director Enrico Casarosa introduces scenes not included in the final version of Luca.
Starfish Hunt (Alternate Opening) – Luca explores the shore and the sea, gathering mussels and starfish, in this serene alternate opening to the film.
Isola Del Mare (Alternate Opening) – Luca welcomes viewers to the quiet island he calls home.
Festa Del Mare – The boys go to a festival filled with fun…and danger.
Here Comes Giulia – Giulia explores Isola Del Mare, where she meets Luca and Alberto, and asks so many questions.
Gelato Trouble – Giulia offers to treat Luca and Alberto to something called “gelato.”
Sea Monster Cannery – Luca dreams about a magical place filled with Vespas and gelato, but things aren’t quite what they seem.
*bonus features vary by product and retailer
Voice Cast: Jacob Tremblay as Luca Paguro
Jack Dylan Grazer as Alberto Scorfano
Emma Berman as Giulia Marcovaldo
Saverio Raimondo as Ercole Visconti
Maya Rudolph as Daniela Paguro
Marco Barricelli as Massimo Marcovaldo
Jim Gaffigan as Lorenzo Paguro
Directed by: Enrico Casarosa
Produced by: Andrea Warren, p.g.a.
Executive Producers: Pete Doctor, Peter Sohn, Kiri Hart
Screenplay by: Jesse Andrews, Mike Jones
Story by: Enrico Casarosa, Jesse Andrews, Simon Stephenson
Music by: Dan Romer
Disney and Pixar’s Luca Product Specifications
Product SKUs: Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD
Physical: 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (4K UHD + Blu-ray™ Feature + Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray™ Feature + DVD + Digital Code) & DVD
Feature Run Time: Approx. 95 minutes
Rating: U.S. Rated PG – Bonus material not rated
Aspect Ratio: Digital: 1.85:1 Physical: 1.85:1
U.S. Audio: 4K Ultra HD™: English Dolby Atmos and 2.0 Descriptive Audio, English, French, Spanish and Italian 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus
Blu-ray™: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA and 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French, Spanish and Italian 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD: English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
Digital: English Dolby Atmos (UHD only, some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
U.S. Subtitles: 4K Ultra HD™: English SDH, Spanish, French, Italian
Blu-ray™: English SDH, Spanish, French, Italian
DVD: English SDH, Spanish, French
Digital: English SDH, Spanish, French (some platforms)
Source: Disney and Pixar