Disney Pixar had delved into Mexican culture with their release of Coco, and it looks like they\u2019re going to get into Italian culture next with their newly announced film, Luca. \r\n\r\nCheck out the pictures:\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHere\u2019s the synopsis for Disney Pixar\u2019s Luca:\r\n\r\nSet in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the story follows Luca experiencing an unforgettable summer with his new best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret...he is a sea monster from another world.\r\n\r\nJust based on the concept art alone, a lot of people are already making comparisons to Studio Ghibli\u2019s Ponyo. The color palette is pretty much the same, and the premise also has some kind of similarities. Ponyo also has something to do with a sea creature making friends with humans. While Ponyo was kind of abstract with its presentation, I\u2019m sure Luca is going to be something more straightforward to appeal to the mainstream audiences.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=CsR3KVgBzSM\r\n\r\nPersonally, I think Pixar has kind of entered a slump when it comes to their originals lately. I mean, Coco was pretty solid, but Toy Story 4 felt more of like an epilogue with Onward kind of being just an \u2018ok\u2019 movie. Even with the upcoming Soul, it kind of just feels like their doing an Inside Out spinoff, but with the concept of Death this time (not unlike Coco).\r\n\r\nOf course, that\u2019s just my opinion. I\u2019m sure there are some people who love the recent films, and it\u2019s possible I\u2019ll like Soul as well.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=xOsLIiBStEs\r\n\r\nLuca is set to come out in the summer of 2021. Soul is set to hit theaters Nov. 20.