Walt Disney Studios has unveiled details about its next original Pixar film called “Luca.”

The animated movie will introduce a boy named Luca as he experiences an unforgettable summer in a seaside town on the Italian Riviera.

Luca, to be released on June 18, 2021, will be directed by Enrico Casarosa, who previously directed the 2011 Pixar short La Luna. Andrea Warren will serve as a producer on the upcoming feature-length film, which will celebrate the bond that is formed between Luca and his newfound best friend one summer, until their adventures are threatened by Luca’s dark secret: he is a sea monster from another world below the water’s surface.

“This is a deeply personal story for me, not only because it’s set on the Italian Riviera where I grew up, but because at the core of this film is a celebration of friendship. Childhood friendships often set the course of who we want to become and it is those bonds that are at the heart of our story in Luca,” Casarosa said.

See you next summer!