First ‘Coco’ Trailer Unveils Pixar’s Journey to the Land of the Dead

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Pixar•Disney have unveiled the very first trailer for Coco, the upcoming CG-animated film inspired by the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Coco tells the story of a young boy, Miguel, who dreams of becoming a renowned musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. It appears there may be more to his musical passion than he realises. A chain of events soon lead him on an extraordinary journey to unlocking the real story behind his family history.

It’s a beautifully crafted teaser trailer, giving up some of the gorgeous animation we can expect, teasing the film’s cultural flavour and hinting at a highly creative narrative. Let’s hope we have another winning Pixar entry here.

The animated feature is directed by Lee Unkrich, who co-directed Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and helmed Toy Story 3 on his own, and Adrian Molina, who added material to The Good Dinosaur‘s screenplay and is also behind Coco‘s script.

Coco, featuring voice work from Benjamin Bratt, Gael García Bernal and newcomer Anthony Gonzalez, will open in the US on November 22.

Synopsis for Coco:

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. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.

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