About La Luna
La Luna is an Italian which means “The Moon”. It is a Pixar animated short film, directed and written by Enrico Casarosa who also wrote the screenplay. The producer is Kevin Reher. The short premiered at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France.
La Luna Plot
Bambino, a young Genoese child, goes on a midnight boat trip with his father Papa and grandfather Nonno. After they reach in the middle of the ocean, Nonno gives Bambino a Cap like the one he and Papa wear. Both Papa and Nonno differ on how Bumbino should wear it, Papa drew it from above his eyes and Nonno pushed it back over his head. Papa sets up a long ladder for Bambino so that he could climb at the full moon and they could begin the task of cleaning the stars falling from the lunar surface.
Papa urges Bambino to use a pushboom on the stars, while Nonno favors an armpit brush. When they fight, a huge star falls on the moon; It is too heavy for any of them. Bambino twists her top backward, the way she needed to wear it, and climbs to the star and taps with a mallet. It split into several littler stars, and each of the three goes to clean them up, with Bambino choosing a rake instead of a man’s brush on the other side. When the activity is done, they move towards their boat and gaze towards the moon, Which now displays a magnificent crescent stage for his efforts.
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La Luna Voice cast
Krista Sheffler as Bambino (Kid)
Tony Fucile as Papa (Dad)
Phil Sheridan as Nonno (Grandpa)
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La Luna inspiration Comes from?
La Luna was inspired by Casarosa’s childhood and tales by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Italo Calvino. The style comes from Hayao Miyazaki‘s anime and from La Linea by the Italian cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandoli.
What’s the theme of La Luna?
La Luna tells us that we must find our way ourselves and we will succeed. Each of them, father and grandfather, wanted Bambino to be like them, but Bambino instead acted in his own unique way. This shows how important personality is.