Must Watch: Pixar's Beautiful, Oscar-Nominated Short Film 'La Luna'

November 6, 2012

La Luna

If you saw Brave this past summer, the traditional Pixar short film beforehand was yet another charming installment in the animation studio's long history of brilliant short filmmaking. With beautiful imagery, cute characters and a truly original premise, the Oscar nominated short La Luna might have actually succeeded in showing up the feature length film from Pixar that followed (in fact, Brave probably isn't the best animated feature of the year). While you can catch this short on the Blu-Ray/DVD of Brave arriving November 13th, the full short is now available in full for your viewing pleasure online. It's lovely. Watch!

Here's the full Pixar short La Luna by Enrico Casarosa, originally found via The Film Stage:

A 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. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family's most unusual line of work. La Luna is written and directed by Enrico Casarosa, a storyboard artist on Up, Ratatouille, Ice Age and Robots, and it will be on the Brave Blu-Ray/DVD, going on sale November 13th.

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments


yeah that should probably win.

DoomCanoe on Nov 6, 2012


If you are referring to its Oscar nomination, it already lost to The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore... though personally I feel La Luna was superior to that one.

John on Nov 6, 2012


Yeah I wanted La Luna to win even though I know some people who worked on Morris Lessmore.

Richie Blitz on Nov 6, 2012


Mmm i liked The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore a lot more, and I really liked La Luna. I loved the Wizard of Oz and Keaton feel to it.

Greg dinskisk on Nov 6, 2012


A wonderfully charming short.

Ray Hartley on Nov 6, 2012


Pixar's best short film.

fem!anon on Nov 6, 2012



Ticketmaster on Nov 7, 2012


I may be biased but it's Giacchino's music that makes the short and really puts this over the top...or should I have said "over the moon"?:P

RidgeRacer4 on Nov 6, 2012


I did enjoy that film, the characters were well designed and believable. Not bad for Pixar.

Carpola on Nov 6, 2012


Disney already took it down. Shame 🙁

Dimitris K on Nov 7, 2012


La Luna is love!! <3

michelle on Nov 22, 2012

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