The story of young Bambino finding his own way or carving his own path in the stars was a perfect lead-in for the movie it was paired with in theaters, Brave.
If you enjoyed the story and animation of La Luna as much as I did, you will most definitely want to pick up the La Luna storybook. This book is filled with 40 pages of watercolor artwork by Writer/Director, Enrico Casarosa and is just as beautiful as the rendered short.
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On the Disney website (now sold out) you can purchase the La Luna storybook (signed by Enrico Casarosa himself) and Bambino plush as a set. Alternatively, you can purchase the (un-autographed) La Luna book on Amazon.
Below you can see the signature signed in what appears to be a silver sharpie. This is such a treasure!
My favorite part of the short, and, storybook would have to be at the beginning where Bambino crosses his arms just like his Papa and Grandpa to mimic them. The storybook drew the same emotion from me as the short – there’s something so relatable to Bambino, perhaps it’s that I can remember being young and wanting to be just like my elders but also wanting to figure things out on my own.
“It’s something that is a little more slow-paced and poetic, something that makes you smile and think rather than just laughing,” said Casarosa in a recent interview (the link has been removed since the NASA site no longer is hosting the interview).
The Bambino plush is 12″ in height and is stitched to perfection – from the hat to the patches on the overalls. Even the star in Bambino’s hand is reminiscent of the magical evening that we were a part of while being immersed in this Pixar short. This is a definite collector’s item for every Pixar fan.
After you order your Book and Plush Bambino, don’t forget to check out our review of the La Luna short. You can pick up the book on Amazon and check the current listings on eBay using our pre-filtered search for the Bambino plush.