The next original story from Pixar is “Coco,” the story of an aspiring musician named Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) who teams up with charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal) on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead. The first official trailer was released today.
In the trailer Miguel idolizes his great-great-grandfather Ernesto de la Cruz, Miguel eventually breaks into de la Cruz’s mausoleum to borrow the famed skull guitar so he can enter a talent competition and convince his family that music is important. Alas, when Miguel strums the guitar, something else entirely happens and Miguel becomes a living ghost.
Director Lee Unkrich calls the movie “a love letter to Mexico.”
Never under estimate the power of music:
So far, very impressive. Who hasn’t pretended to be their idol while watching TV? I don’t know enough about the traditions of “Dia de los muertos” to know how close the trailer is to the traditions of that holiday. But I do like the scene on the bridge and the animation is up to Pixar’s incredibly high standards. Also, I’m not sure if that dog, Dante, is ugly or cute, but he has the makings of a good sidekick.
What did you like about the trailer?
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 (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.