Pixar has dropped a new trailer for its latest animated venture, Coco, the story of a boy who magically finds himself in the Land of the Dead after playing his movie idol’s famous guitar. The trailers thus far are big homages to the days of classic Mexican ranchera films featuring such staples of the genre as Vicente Fernandez and Antonio Aguilar. The Dia de los Muertos backdrop, then, is the magical element that makes this movie a Pixar film.
Here’s everything else we know about Coco:
Check out the brand new Coco trailer below!
Here’s the second trailer:
You can watch the first trailer below as well:
If anyone is curious, it does seem that there’s something ghostly going on with the main character in these trailers. The word “coco” in this context is a reference to a ghost in Hispanic folklore. Parents, like my own, often threaten children with “el Coco” when they’re misbehaving. Think boogeyman, but more Spanish. Anyway…
Here’s the 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 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”).
Coco Release Date
Coco opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.