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First Look: Pixar's New Animated Short - Enrico Casarosa's 'La Luna'

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June 7, 2011

Pixar's La Luna

Over the weekend, the first still popped up for a new Pixar short film titled La Luna. We didn't pick it up then, but Disney has officially sent out a high res copy of the image along with a new teaser "poster" for the short as well. Below you'll see the two first looks from La Luna, directed by Pixar's Head of Story Enrico Casarosa, an Italian artist who started work as a storyboard artist at Blue Sky, before going on to work on Cars and Ratatouille at Pixar, working his way up to now directing his own short. La Luna is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. See the first images below!

Click on the photo directly below this to download the full high res version. Story info beneath both of these.

Pixar's La Luna - First Look Photo

Pixar's La Luna - Poster

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. 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? The short runs roughly 7 minutes and was produced by Kevin Reher. As far as we know, this is not playing with Cars 2 this summer (Toy Story's Hawaiian Vacation is instead) but this is playing at the Annecy International Animation Festival this week. But we'll let you know when we will be able to see this!

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  • Moon
    My guess is that it will play with Brave next year. 
    • Yea, most likely, but that's so far away! :) This looks good, I want to see it...
  • rocKKicker
    fantastic poster
  • Love the look... kinda like Hoodwinked and Cloudy with a chance of Meatball, but less cartoony than both. But who cares... its a Pixar animation. Everyones gona see it and love it lol...
  • Xerxexx
    please be better than "Up." It does look fantastic.
  • Fernando Vasques
    another human "experience" coming... in spite of all that technology and know-how, Pixar puts ALLWAYS the human experience FIRST ! GOOD for them... And for us...
  • I think you commenters are getting confused. Pixar always has a short movie before the feature. My guess is that this will show before Cars 2.
    • Xerxexx
      No not confused...it does seem like it though...the shorts when compared to the full length films are usually forgotten about once the movie starts playing...but once you compare the short before "Up" to the film it doesn't hold a candle to the shot. I remember...remembering "Partly Cloudy" more than "Up" itself.
  • Anonymous
    It looks darling.
  • Theoct8pus
    His eyes are moons
  • Reagstersrox
    So it was nominated for an Academy Award... Yet isn't readily viewable?
  • vermonter
    I saw this at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and it was brilliant!

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