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First image from Pixar’s Coco

Coco is the much anticipated next original film from the animation masters at Pixar Animation Studios. The movie tells the story of Miguel who dreams of becoming a celebrated musician like the accomplished Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). But when he picks up to play his idol’s guitar, Miguel sets off a mysterious chain of events. That’s the moment captured in this first gorgeous frame.

Inspired by the day of the dead (Dia de los Muertes) traditions of Latin America, Coco is directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) and co-directed by Adrian Molina. Expect it to open in theaters on November 22, 2017.

About the film:

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. 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 (Gael Garcia Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.