Pixar will screen another family-friendly adventure this year Hy, A Mediterranean fantasy that follows a pair of young sea monsters exploring the human world on their home scooters.
Directed by Enrico Kasarosa (La luna), Animated feature Hy Is based on his childhood of Caesarosa, spent on the coast of Italy, where his friendship with a rebellious boy drove him out of his shell and shaped his outlook on the world. Hy Jacob casts Trembley (The room) As the titanic sea monster of the film, whose chance meets the impulsive Alberto (Ito Actor Jack Dylan Grazer) embarked on an adventure in the human world and laid the foundation for a life-changing friendship.
Kasarosa and Hy Producer Andrea Warren gave an early look at the film and described how the development of the Vespa scooter and visual storytelling techniques shaped the look and feel of the Pixar adventure.
“There is something so beautiful about an old Vespa,” Casarosa said while discussing the project that brings Luca and Alberto together outside a small town on the Italian Riviera.
After seeing humans cruising on iconic scooters from afar, the pair decide to build their own scooter to explore the land beyond the coast, using discarded material found on the ocean floor. In the eyes of the film’s protagonist, what may seem like a hodge-podge of scrap to us becomes a work of immeasurable beauty and opportunity.
“[Vespas] Are ubiquitous in Italy [and] Although they are a bit sly and beaten up, they still love it, ”he laughed.
“It really reflects that wonderful childlike thinking – that seeing the world at home’s Vespa is something you can do, you know?” Warren added. “It captures that sense of imagination, and doesn’t really understand how the world works at that age.”
To see the world through the eyes of Luca and Alberto, the film’s creative team first had to capture the unique visual beauty of the film’s setting: a seaside Italian city in the late 1950s. And for both Casarosa and the film’s protagonists, water was an important part of that setting.
“[The water in Luca] Is very specific to the place, ”Casarosa explained. “Sea shore” [of towns like this] There are a lot of rocks, and not a lot of beaches. So, the color is darker – blue cobalt and greens – and it should never feel tropical. When you are in it, there is a doubt in it. A beautiful colorful merc. And for Luca, [that murk] Represents a more limited world. In his underwater world, he cannot see far. “
“Our team worked hard to make sure this water felt like it was from the Mediterranean versus tropical waters or other settings,” Warren said. Making the audience feel that it was visiting the Italian coast during that particular time period was an important element of visual storytelling Hy.
“Business instruments are getting better and better at capturing realism,” Casarosa said. “The majority of this film is about a child experiencing things for the first time and I wanted that sense of light and wonder in the film, in all its details, because Luca is the one who loves exploring the world.”
That Luca and his friend accomplish a lot behind that discovery – as Casarosa calls it – a “Janaki Vespa”, only adds to both the symbolism in the film and his personal memories of childhood adventures on the Italian coast.
“A Vespa is made entirely for two people, so it reflects their friendship so well,” he laughed.
Pixar’s Hy On June 18, Disney + will premiere on the streaming service.