&Luca*: How Pixar Designed a Sea Monster (And Avoided Making Him Creepy)

Eric Goldman
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The latest Pixar film, the acclaimed Luca, is coming to?Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD next week, and we’ve got an exclusive clip for you from the bonus features.

The title character in the film is a sea monster who is able to transform into a human when he leaves the sea, but figuring out exactly what the sea monster incarnation of Luca would look like was no easy task. Check out the clip above from the Secretly A Sea Monster featurette to see director Enrico Casarosa and other integral members of the Pixar team discuss how they approached bringing Luca to animated, undersea life. One big marching order: “Not creepy!”

The full list of?Luca Bonus Features includes:

﹞? Our Italian Inspiration 每 Experience the joy of discovery as Pixar artists travel to Cinque Terre, Italy, to absorb the beauty and culture of the coastal region which inspired the characters and the quintessential Italian backdrop of Luca.

﹞? Secretly A Sea Monster 每 Explore the artistry and technical innovation of Luca’s transformation from sea monster to human, and how the theme of transformation is central to the emotional journey of the main characters.

﹞? Best Friends 每 Best friends can challenge us, inspire us, annoy us, and encourage us. The cast and crew of Luca share their own stories about how besties influenced their lives, and how those experiences informed the creation of screen pals Luca, Alberto, and Giulia.

﹞? Deleted Scenes

o Introduction 每 Director Enrico Casarosa introduces scenes not included in the final version of Luca.

o Starfish Hunt (Alternate Opening) 每 Luca explores the shore and the sea, gathering mussels and starfish, in this serene alternate opening to the film.

o Isola Del Mare (Alternate Opening) 每 Luca welcomes viewers to the quiet island he calls home.

o Festa Del Mare 每 The boys go to a festival filled with fun…and danger.

o Here Comes Giulia 每 Giulia explores Isola Del Mare, where she meets Luca and Alberto, and asks so many questions.

o Gelato Trouble 每 Giulia offers to treat Luca and Alberto to something called “gelato.”

o Sea Monster Cannery 每 Luca dreams about a magical place filled with Vespas and gelato, but things aren’t quite what they seem.

Luca is available on?Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on August 3.

Eric Goldman
Eric Goldman is Managing Editor for Fandom. He's a bit obsessed with Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, theme parks, and horror movies... and a few other things. Too many, TBH.