Whether you’re a die-hard Pixar fan or just looking for a feel-good movie to watch with the whole family, you might be wondering how to watch Lucas. Pixar’s 24th film is earning the rave reviews from critics you’d probably expect from the animation studio, which has won 10 Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature since Monsters Inc. won them the top award in 2002 – the same year the award was first introduced into the ceremony.

Set in the Italian countryside, the film follows two young sea monsters who rise to the surface, posing as humans and developing a deep bond through their shared “otherness”. So if you’re looking for a summer movie that offers fun in the sun or a touching story that also has sea monsters – and may or may not be Disney’s first queer film (don’t ask Disney), then Lucas should do the trick.


We’ve put together a handy guide on where to watch Lucas, where you can catch it in theaters, and everything you need to know to dive into Pixar’s latest gem.

Editor’s note: New ways to watch Luca on digital, DVD, Blu-ray and 4K have been added – 20th January 2022

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Luca streaming: where to watch online

Good news for people who like to watch their movies at home, Lucas will be available to stream for Disney+ subscribers on Friday, June 18. here is direct link to landing page if you want to bookmark it or just start watching. If you don’t want to watch Lucas online, the film is also available via the Disney+ application, wherever the platform is available.

Pixar pretty much always makes big bucks at the box office, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the film was originally slated for theatrical release, but was revamped as a Disney+ premiere amid the switchover. pandemic exit date. This means that if you have a Disney+ subscription, you can watch Lucas in streaming. If you don’t have one, a subscription costs $7.99 per month – or $79.99 per year. Alternatively, if you do a lot of streaming in your household, the Disney package includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $13.99 per month, or $19.99 per month if you want the ad-free version of Hulu.

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Does Luca need Disney+ Premier access?

No! Unlike recent versions like Cruel and Raya and the last dragon, Lucas does not require an additional purchase of Disney+ Premier Access. Pixar’s previous Oscar-winning version Soul, followed the same release strategy when it launched direct to the streaming service last Christmas. The Disney+ Premier Access feature gives viewers the ability to stream movies while they’re still in theaters for a $29.99 fee, but since Lucas didn’t get a theatrical release in most territories, the movie arrived straight to Disney+ at no extra cost.

Is Luca available for rental or purchase on VOD?

Lucas is available on demand through AMC, available for $19.99 here. Lucas is also available on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K. Lucas will stream on Disney+ in perpetuity, and you’ll also find the previous 23 Pixar movies on the service, as well as Pixar Shorts and the Disney+ Original Series.

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What is Luca talking about?

Pixar’s latest acclaimed film features a sunny coming-of-age story from the Oscar-nominated filmmaker Enrico Casarosa (The Moon), with the voices of Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman, Saverio Raimondo, Maya Rudolph, Marco Barricelli, Jim Gaffigan, Sandy Martin, and Giacomo Gianniotti.

Here is the official synopsis:

The Disney and Pixar original feature “Luca” is a coming-of-age story about a young boy who experiences an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his new best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a well-kept secret: they are otherworldly sea monsters just below the surface of the water.

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