I love making-of docu-shorts like this. It makes Pixar seem like the greatest place in the world to work, and it also made me really want to rewatch Luca! Haha. The score is so wonderful, and the attention to detail - down to lighting! - is amazing. The more I think about Luca, the more I love it.
Admittedly, I had very low expectations going into this, especially for Pixar. It seemed to be part Call Me by Your Name, part The Little Mermaid, and I definitely was not a fan of the castings for Luca and Alberto, which resembled Onward's lead castings in some ways. The seemingly low levels of marketing also worried me, as if Pixar/Disney had little faith in this. And to cap that all off, the news of this morning that Pixar would be…
My name on here is GhostofGhibli as a reference to my massive love for animated movies; but, specifically I should probably change it to PhantomofPixar, for my love of Pixar is even larger than my love of Studio Ghibli.
I say that because, even though this is five stars, it’s nowhere near my favorite Pixar films. It’s probably 13th or 14th out of 23, with room to more-than-likely rise to a maximum of 12th. I didn’t love it, but I…