This one has a Studio Ghibli feel, at least in the one image we have so far. From the story over on /Film:
Even though Pixar Animation is still sitting on the release of their next film Soul, the animation studio has already announced their next project, and it will arrive next summer.Pixar’s Luca is a coming-of-age story said to follow as young boy as he and a new friend experience an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides.
Here’s what director Enrico Casarosa had to say about the new project:
“This is a deeply personal story for me, not only because it’s set on the Italian Riviera where I grew up, but because at the core of this film is a celebration of friendship. Childhood friendships often set the course of who we want to become and it is those bonds that are at the heart of our story in ‘Luca.’ So in addition to the beauty and charm of the Italian seaside, our film will feature an unforgettable summer adventure that will fundamentally change Luca.”
I’ll always give a Pixar film a chance. Heck, we just went back and watched Ratatouille a few days back, and that film is still as magical as ever. Luca is set for June of 2021.