Pixar’s “Luca,” presently streaming on Disney Plus, is the tale of two teenage boys having a carefree summer at the Italian coastline — yet they incidentally turn out to be sea monsters.
Talking with Variety, production designer Daniela Strijleva prodded that the animated feature, in true Pixar style, is loaded up with Easter eggs galore. Sharp-eyed audiences crowds should search for teasers of “Turning Red,” Pixar’s next feature. Watchers ought to likewise take note of that the street names pay homage to famous Italian filmmakers and authors.
“We had lots of fun in the graphic design,” says Strijleva.
Here are a not many that they spotted — and indeed, the renowned Pizza Planet truck is likewise hidden in the film, as a Piaggio Ape vehicle.
Recall Abuelita in 2017’s “Coco”? Here’s a boat that both Luca (Jacob Tremblay) and Alberto (Jack Dylan Grazer) spot while in the ocean. The boat’s name, Elena, is an unobtrusive gesture to Abuelita, whose name was Elena.
“20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”
Spot the poster to Disney’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” as Luca checks out the piazza interestingly. The film opened in 1954, and a banner for the exemplary hangs close by a “Roman Holiday” poster.
Once ashore and in human form, the boys meet Giulia (voiced by Emma Berman). She’s a spunky nearby who needs to join the young men in a race. In the event that they win, they get sufficient prize cash to purchase a Vespa and go on their dream trip. Giulia’s room is loaded up with Disney-themed references. There’s a stuffed Donald Duck by her bed. There is additionally a original book of “Le Avventure di Pinocchio” by Carlo Collodi, which the 1940 animated feature depended on.
You’ll discover the Pixar Ball as the boys race through town around the finish of the film. The acclaimed Luxo ball is on a roof. This Easter egg is a Pixar favorite.
The A113 Easter Egg
No Pixar film is finished without the acclaimed A113 easter egg. Pronounced A1-13, A113 alludes to the classroom number utilized by character animation students at California Institute of the Arts. In “Luca,” the number appears on the train ticket Alberto provides for Luca.