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    Luca Deserves An Oscar For Its Beautiful Animation, And Here Are 41 Shots To Prove It

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    ICYMI, Pixar just released its newest film, Luca, on Disney+. It's about a pair of best friend sea monsters who turn into humans when they're above water.

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    And it is quite simply a GORGEOUS film, so here are 41 stills from the film in case you want to bask in the beauty of its animation.

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    1. Let's start with the film's opening shot of a fishing boat leaving the town of Portorosso at night.

    A fishing boat leaving Portorosso at night
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    2. And look at the animation of Luca as a sea monster. What a cutie.

    Sea monster Luca shouting into a hole
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    3. Of course, the opening title card is stunning. Where do I buy a print?

    Luca opening title under the sea
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    4. And then there's this shot of Luca approaching the surface.

    Luca swimming up to the surface
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    5. Luca's undersea home is beautifully animated. I love how the wide shots underwater are murky BECAUSE WATER IS MURKY!

    Luca's undersea home
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    6. And speaking of water, the way we see Alberto from under the water is incredible.

    A shot of Alberto on the beach from under the water
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    7. Here's a shot of Luca turning from a sea monster to a boy.

    Luca turning from a sea monster to a boy
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    8. Just a well-animated beach, and Pixar really nails the waves rolling onto the shore.

    A shot of the beach
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    9. They also do a nice job with leaves and grass.

    A shot of the trees
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    10. And the way the light cuts through the water here. Chef's kiss.

    Luca swimming up to the sunlight near the beach
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    11. Look at Alberto teaching Luca to walk, but also LOOK AT THOSE PEBBLES.

    Alberto teaching Luca to walk on the beach
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    12. Here's a shot of their hideout on the island.

    Luca and Alberto outside their hideout
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    13. And this Vespa ad is pure art.

    Alberto shows Luca a poster of a Vespa
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    14. The way Luca's daydreams are animated in a more cartoonish style is so clever. Here he's dreaming of a Vespa.

    Luca daydreams about a Vespa
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    15. I love the inside of Alberto's workshop with all its odds and ends.

    Luca and Alberto attempt to build their own Vespa
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    16. And the grass on this hill is SO realistic.

    Luca and Alberto with their makeshift Vespa at the top of a hill
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    17. Look at that beautiful (and very unsafe) makeshift Vespa.

    Luca and Alberto admire their makeshift Vespa
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    18. Look at the way the light hits the water but shadows hit their face like its late afternoon.

    Luca and Alberto building another Vespa by the sea
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    19. Look at that rock formation.

    Alberto and Luca explore a cave
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    20. We must take a moment to appreciate these seagulls.

    Luca and Alberto as sea monsters hiding underneath seagulls
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    21. And this amber sunset just made for Instagram.

    Luca and Alberto watch a sunset
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    22. You've gotta love a giant ramp over a sea of gold coins.

    A Vespa ramp to the sky above a sea of coins
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    23. Leading to an outer space where all the stars are actually just glowing fish.

    Luca and Alberto on a Vespa flying towards a sky full of glowing fish
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    24. The seaside village of Portorosso is rendered in such bright colors. Look at those houses!

    Village fisherman walk out of Portorosso
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    25. And the gelato shop!

    Luca looks at a gelato shop in Portorosso
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    26. And don't even get me started on how well animated that knit hat is. LOOK AT THAT TEXTURE.

    Giulia wearing a blue knit hat
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    27. And then Massimo's stubble and his scar and the knit shirt. Pixar, now you're just showing off.

    The scar on Massimo's chin
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    28. Here's a shot of waves and pebbles that was mesmerizing.

    The waves on the pebbly beach
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    29. And we much appreciate Machiavelli the cat along with this landscape.

    Massimo and Machiavelli the cat in the fishing boat
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    30. Luca's training montages give us some wonderfully framed shots.

    Luca trains riding a bike uphill
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    31. And this rooftop shot with the moon in the background. I mean, COME ON.

    Luca runs across rooves at night
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    32. Love this shot of Luca running on the rings of Saturn.

    Luca dreams about running on the rings of Saturn
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    33. Love Portorosso at night.

    Portorosso at night
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    34. Love the same shot of Portorosso during the day.

    Portorosso at day
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    35. And this blazing sunset behind our favorite arguing sea monsters is incredible. Also, peep the animation on those waves.

    Sea monster Luca and Alberto fight during sunset on the beach
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    36. Can I please take a vacation to Portorosso on race day? Doesn't it look fun?

    Portorosso on the day of the competition
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    37. And then look at how well Pixar does this rain.

    Portorosso villagers in the rain
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    38. And how picturesque this old train station is.

    Alberto, Luca, Giulia, and Massimo at the train station
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    39. Couldn't quite make out this shot when I watched the movie because I was crying too much, but seeing it now, it's stunning.

    Sea monster Luca hanging out of a train
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    40. And then this wide shot. PIX. AR. Why are you flexing so hard?

    The train headed toward a tunnel
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    41. And then the final shot. My goodness. Someone write to the Academy and tell them to start engraving the Oscar now.

    "Fine" written over the clouds
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