The animation secrets of Pixar's Luca

Pixar's Luca
(Image credit: Pixar)

Pixar's Luca combines a coming-of-age story on the picturesque Italian Riviera with the richly imagined fantasy of underwater creatures living peacefully below the idyllic watery surface. To tell the story of Luca and his newfound best friend, Alberto, and their double life above and below the surface, Pixar had to employ a wealth of cutting edge animation techniques. You can see previous examples of groundbreaking 3D movies here.

In this article, we explore several ways that Pixar's Luca was brought to the screen. From expert research to character design techniques and 3D effects, you'll find plenty of behind the scenes insight and artistic inspiration. So what are you waiting for? Dive in and discover the movie magic of Pixar's Luca. Pixar fans can also find out how to save 15% on a yearly Disney+ subscription here.

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Visual effects journalist.