Pixar is offering up a Thanksgiving feast for the eyes, mind, and soul with it’s new feature “Coco.” With a theme built around family it will resonate with your families over the holiday. Set in Mexico around the ‘Dia de los Muertos’ holiday which honors family and ancestors, “Coco” is Pixar’s 19th feature film.
“‘Coco’ is about a 12-year-old boy with big dreams,” says director Lee Unkrich. “It’s about a hardworking family with great traditions and a lot of love. But what’s so cool about ‘Coco’ is that the boy could be my son. That family could live next door. The sweet, bossy grandmother who insists on one more bite might be your grandma. There’s something familiar to us all in this story. That’s what makes it so special.”
The new trailer features Miguel and introduces his family, both living and dead:
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. “Coco” is directed by Lee Unkrich, co-directed by Adrian Molina and produced by Darla K. Anderson.
Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017