9/13/2017

New Trailer For Pixar's 'Coco' Enters The Land Of The Dead


As Pixar takes on more sequels than ever, their original content becomes rarer. That puts a greater spotlight on the studio when they attempt to launch something new. In the case of a critical hit like Inside Out, that works great. But if it's The Good Dinosaur...well, not so much. There's going to be a lot of eyes on Pixar's latest, Coco, for that very reason, and because it tells a very different story than we've seen from them before.

Directed by Lee Unkrich, the colorful film has been described as a "love letter to Mexico" and follows a young boy named Miguel who ventures into the Land of the Dead to uncover why his family has banned music. The plotline, and even some of the animation, bears resemblance to the excellent Book of Life, so I hope there isn't too much similarity. Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Cheech Marin, Benjamin Bratt, Edward James Olmos, Renee Victor, and Gabriel Iglesias lend their voices.

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

Coco opens November 22nd.