Here is a word of advice, do not, I repeat, do not arrive late to see the upcoming Pixar Disney blockbuster Brave. If so, you risk missing the adorable, sweet and wonderful short La Luna by Pixar director Enrico Casarosa.
The short did the film festival scene and was even nominated for an Oscar but the general public wasn’t given the opportunity to see it, until now (well, June 22nd when Brave opens nationwide).
We recently went to Pixar and along with a group of other parenting bloggers, we had the honor to sit down with Mr. Casarosa and to talk about his inspiration, the Academy Awards, and of course the Moon.
Here are five things to know about La Luna before you see it with Brave!
Inspiration Part 1: Family
There was a lot of inspirations. It took roughly nine months of production. I was on it a little bit longer. Usually we kinda line them up like planes on a runway and we have the big planes which are our features that are by a lot of people. So sometimes you’ve gotta wait a little bit and, and we had to wait a few months to have people to work on it. So, that gave me a little bit of time on my own, which is good. I was starting to storyboard it. The inspiration, it’s my story.
The core of it is a personal experience of dealing with my dad and my grandfather growing up, when my grandmother passed. We went and moved and lived with my grandfather. It was a small house. My dad and my grandfather weren’t getting along, so if you went - roughly twenty-five years ago - it would’ve been a lot like what you see in the short which is like two guys at a table for dinners, it would’ve been a lot like that.
I would always feel stuck in the middle. So I thought that was an interesting, that there was some good things to explore and a boy having to find his own way when there’s two forces kinda telling him (what to do). It’s a lot about finding your own path. The more fantastical side of all this story was something that I really just looked for what inspires me.
Images: Via Pixar
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