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Get ready for a summer of adventure with Disney+


01/07/2021

Want to take the family on an adventure this summer but not sure where to start? Thanks to Disney+, you need look no further than your living room, with the highly anticipated Disney and Pixar Original feature film, Luca, having recently landed on the platform. It’s perfect for the whole family, but then, as the dedicated streaming service for films and TV series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic – as well as new entertainment brand, Star – so is Disney+ itself. Plus, with a host of new films and series on offer this summer, you can whisk your family away to the destination of their choice, all from the comfort of the sofa. High Life takes a look at this month’s highlights

Luca

Destination: Picture-postcard Italy

The buzz around a new Pixar Animation Studios release has always held a certain thrill, and with the animation house’s latest offering, Luca – a fantastical, shape-shifting, coming-of-age tale – it more than lives up to the hype. The story follows a young sea monster shepherd (complete with bleating fish herd) who tracks a trail of debris to the ocean’s surface only to discover he can transform into a human on dry land. Finding himself in the quaint fictional Italian town of Portorosso, Luca befriends fellow monster-turned-landlubber Alberto as well as the competitive and inspirational human girl Giulia. An action-packed story of friendship, family and a fanatical love of Vespas ensues, uniting the characters in an uplifting and heart-warming adventure. It’s littered with Pixar’s knowing humour, positive messaging and enjoyable nods to Japanese animation maestro Hayao Miyazaki (the town’s name is a spin on his film Porco Rosso and there’s a rotund cat named Machiavelli that’ll ring a few film-buff bells). It’ll have parents planning a trip to the continent and kids giggling with glee in no time. In short: it’s one for the top of your watch list.

Watch Luca