Before Marvel Studios was the talk of the town for creating a filmmaking system that consistently produces quality films, Pixar was the king of Hollywood consistency. However, the animation giant hasn’t gone anywhere with huge original hits in recent years, like Inside Out, while also placing sequels in the pipeline for Cars and Toy Story.
The newest offering from the computer graphics titan is Coco. The movie follows a young boy named Miguel, who journeys to the Land of the Dead in search of his idol and to learn the ways of the guitar. It looks like an emotional adventure that is more akin to Up, than more lighthearted fare such as Monster Inc.
The movie is directed by Lee Unkrich who won the Academy Award for Best Animated Film with Toy Story 3 in 2011. The movie features the voice talents of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, and Benjamin Bratt, who most recently had a key role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. This is another step forward for cultural representation as well, following Disney’s Moana last year. The movie is many months away from release, so stay tuned for more info. Enjoy the trailer!
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Disney•Pixar’s Coco opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22nd, 2017.