The director of Luca, Enrico Casarosa, reveals how legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki served as inspiration for Pixar’s latest animated feature movie. The story of Luca is set in the Italian Riviera and follows Luca Paguro, a youthful sea monster kid with the ability to assume human structure while on land. He explores the town of Portorosso with his new best companion, Alberto Scorfano, and undergoes an extraordinary summer adventure.
When speaking to Variety about the inspirations behind Luca, Casarosa revealed how he was influenced by Japanese animation at an extremely youthful age, including those from the celebrated filmmaker and Studio Ghibli prime supporter Hayao Miyazaki. He stated that some of Miyazaki’s work is the reason he “started looking distinctively at animation,” giving special notice to 1986’s Castle in the Sky, and he also described his movies as “playful” and “great.” Read what he had to say beneath:
“At the point when I was youthful, I fell head over heels for cartoons on TV, especially Japanese animation. I adored it, yet I never made the association with ‘I want to be an animator.’ It drove me to seeing Miyazaki’s movies. I realized with animation, your drawing comes to life. I started looking contrastingly at animation, similar to Disney movies and then Miyazaki’s ‘Castle in the Sky.’ His movies are playful and so brilliant.”
Miyazaki has much of the time been refered to as an inspiration for a long time, directors, and writers around the world, including Wes Anderson, Steven Spielberg, and John Lasseter, to name a couple. The fact that his influence has reached such an international scale speaks volumes of his masterful achievements. The acclaimed filmmaker was as of late envisioned in the studio working on his next animated feature film How Do You Live?, which is intended to be his last. Despite the fact that his career is coming to an end, plainly Miyazaki’s films will leave a lasting impression on audiences for a really long time in the future as in the case with Luca’s director.