Following the news announcing an all-Latino cast for Pixar’s Coco, comes a brand new trailer that provides a more detailed look at the world that the animated studio has created.
From Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) and Adrian Molina, the movie centers on Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), who is magically transported to the world of the undead, and joins trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Check out the trailer below.
While Pixar has had their fair share of sequels and prequels, the animation studio prides itself in its original storytelling. From Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, and Inside Out, Pixar has been delivering one hit after another on a consistent basis.
And by the looks of things, Coco is no different. It’s bright and colorful, not to mention it opens the door to those who may be unfamiliar with the culture of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Sure, it looks similar to Book of Life, with a living character being transported to the Land of the Dead, but it’s in the way the two tell the story that will distinguish themselves from each other. Plus Book of Life director Jorge R. Gutierrez fully supports the film.
Coco also features the voice talents of Ana Ofelia Murguía, Jaime Camil, Sofía Espinosa, Luis Valdez, Lombardo Boyar, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach, Selene Luna, Alfonso Arau, Herbert Siguenza, Octavio Solis, Gabriel Iglesias, Cheech Marin, and Blanca Araceli.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
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 magically transported to 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.