For being the first to correctly identify the favorite childhood Miyazaki series of writer/director Enrico Casarosa on Twitter this morning (the answer is ‘Future Boy Conan’), Stitch Kingdom won the right to exclusively premiere a brand new still from Pixar’s latest short, La Luna (full image after the jump).
La Luna is a coming of age tale in which a young boy is stuck between the stubborn ways of his Papa and Grandpa, each of whom expect Bambino to follow precisely in their footsteps. One night, when Bambino joins his elders as they tend to the unusual family business, he learns that the best way to be is to simply be himself.
Pixar also recently released the following clip from the short which follows Bambino as he learns the nature of his family’s legacy.
La Luna, which has earned an Oscar nomination for Animated Short, will open in theaters nationwide on June 22, alongside Disney/Pixar’s Brave. A hardcover book inspired by the short is slated to be available in stores on May 15 and is currently available for pre-order from Amazon.com.
The 84th Annual Academy Awards will be televised on the ABC television network on February 26th, 2012.