This animated short film is the latest from Disney and features characters from the movie “Luca”, which was about a sea monster that disguised itself as a human, and called himself Alberto.
The pair are fishermen on the Italian Riviera and Alberto is doing everything he possibly can to impress Massimo, whilst writing to Luca about his exploits.
The trouble is, Alberto seems to struggle with the things he tries, possibly because he’s a sea monster, but also because he’s young, and you learn by getting things wrong.
Massimo, a man of few words but plenty of eyebrows, is frustrated by Alberto, when he covers him in tomato sauce trying to cook, throws fish at people instead of delivering it, but he does his best to hide his frustration.
When Alberto decides to take the boat onto the water by himself, something he’s not meant to do, he ends up making another mistake, with drastic consequences.
He tries to run away but Massimo catches up with him and, miraculously, begins to talk to him. The pair make-up and we leave them repairing the damage Alberto has inflicted.
Ciao Alberto is written and directed by McKenna Harris who was a story artist on the original Luca movie.
It’s a lovely short film, full of glorious brightly coloured animation and fun, slapstick humour but, naturally, with a nice message about making mistakes and how it’s ok and, it’s good to talk.