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Pixar Short La Luna Previews Clip, Offers Cute Kid and an Unconventional Family Story

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Pixar, that beacon of emotional fulfilment and escapism, is at it again. But then again, when did they ever stop? In their latest short, the Pixar team tells the story of a young boy who accompanies his father and grandfather out onto the sea on a tiny wooden boat to learn the ways of their most unusual family business. It’s a coming of age story, so when you’re in the theatres waiting for the opening credits of Brave and this pops up in the previews, prepare to cry before the movie even starts.

The short premiered this week at the Annecy International Film Festival in France and now there’s a clip to preview before it actually premieres with Brave a year from now. It was directed by Enrico Casarosa, whose previous credits (as a storyboard artist) include Ratatouille and Up.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

La Luna is the timeless 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 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?

Oh dear. I can already sense the tears.

(via Slash Film)

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