La Luna, Pixar’s Oscar-Nominated Short is Sweet, Magical 2


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Playing in front of Brave right now is La Luna, Pixar’s Oscar-nominated short about a young lad who tags along with his Papa and Grandpa to work for the very first time. In an old wooden boat, they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. It’s a most unusual line of work this family is in, but the two elders have conflicting opinions about how it should be done.

Directed by Enrico Casarosa and produced by Kevin Reher, La Luna is the kind of magical story that draws you in and makes you feel like you’re part of the story. It’s not often that a short gets applause in a movie theater, but La Luna did.  Brave is a wonderful family film (read John Dempsey’s review), and I’d gladly see that movie again. But even if it was awful, I’d go just to see La Luna again. It’s just that beautiful. Here’s a sneak peek…

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