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A fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat, thats called "la luna" ,they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family's most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?

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Director Enrico Casarosa was majorly inspired by the Italo Calvino story "The Distance of the Moon", about a family that was able to travel to the moon and harvest its ground and writer/illustrator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic tale "The Little Prince", about an alien boy who gardened the tiny planet he lived on. See more »

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Pixar does it again!
31 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have always liked Pixar, their films and short films. La Luna is perhaps not quite on the level of Pixar's best shorts like Geri's Game, Presto, One Man Band and Knick Knack, but it is still a treat and even better than the wonderful Day and Night. It is gorgeously animated, especially the backgrounds, I love how poetic and charming the story is(also one of the more personal stories of any Pixar short film perhaps) and Michael Giacchino's music is some of the most beautiful he's ever done. La Luna could be said to be a departure for Pixar in terms of short films, whereas before there was the traditional emphasis on comedy with visual gags and slapstick action(in a good way that is) the humour is very gentle which suits the personal and poetic tone of the story I feel. As is the case with almost all of Pixar's projects the characters are very endearing and the heart is still there. Overall, a true treat. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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