We got a fantastic first look at Pixar’s upcoming short, La Luna, a few months ago, getting to see a few brilliant images from the seven-minute film as well as a thirty-second clip.

Pixar Times have now got a lovely hi-res look at the young boy, the short’s main character. It’s a close-up we’ve seen in the clip, but it’s always nice to see it in high resolution on its own.

Enrico Casarosa, who’s worked on Cars, Ratatouille, Up, and Cars 2, has written and directed the short, which he has said is in part inspired by his own upbringings, and in part inspired by the works of the incredibly popular Japanese animator and director Hayao Miyazaki.

La Luna tells,

“the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family’s most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?”

The short has been touring film festivals across the world, with its next stop being the Ottawa International Animation Festival on 25th September (if anyone happens to be in the area), and I’m pretty jealous of anyone who’s had the chance to see it already, because it looks fantastic. Pixar are well known for creating some of the best animated shorts, and this should be no exception. It will be playing in front of Brave next year, which comes out on 17th August here, giving us a fantastic feature film and an awesome short to look forward to next summer. Without further ado, here’s the great new hi-res look at the young boy. As usual, click to enlarge.