Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pixar's New Animated Short - Enrico Casarosa's 'La Luna'

Disney has officially released the first still image along with a new teaser "poster"  for the new Pixar short film titled La Luna. 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.

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 I 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.

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