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Cinque Terre to form backdrop to pixar movie Luca

The beauty of Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera will feature as the stunning backdrop to Luca, a new animated movie by Disney and Pixar. The animation is by the Italian storyboard artist Enrico Casarosa who dedicates his first feature film as a director to his childhood holidays in Liguria.

The original animated feature is a coming-of-age story about a young boy experiencing "an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides," according to the film's publicity.

Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend Alberto "but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water's surface."