added: Wed, Mar 15th '17
Disney-Pixar is going south of the border for their latest animated movie, "Coco," which is putting a musical spin on the traditional Mexican holiday, Dia de Muertos (a.k.a. Day of the Dead).
Centering on a 12-year-old Mexican boy, named Miguel (voiced by newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) who harbors strong ambitions of becoming a professional guitarist, the supernatural adventure musical has just received its first teaser trailer -- and it will certainly prove to viewers that music is truly a universal language and also skeletons are spooky in just about any culture.
Directed by Oscar-winning animator Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) and written by Pixar story artist Adrian Molina (Monsters University) who is also serving as co-director, "Coco" will feature the voices of Benjamin Bratt (Doctor Strange), Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle), and veteran actress Renee Victor (from the series "Weeds").
"Coco" is currently slated for a November 22 theatrical release.
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 Garcia Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
directed by Lee Unkrich; co-directed by Adrian Molina
starring Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Renee Victor
release date November 22, 2017