This morning, Disney Pixar released the first teaser for their upcoming animated film, Coco. Chronicling a young Mexican’s boy journey to the fantastical Land of the Dead, Coco is the second animated film in recent years to use the Mexico’s Day of the Dead tradition as a major theme; 20th Century Fox’s The Book of Life came out back in 2014.
Clearly from this trailer, Coco is going for a much more different tone. The trailer starts off in a simple quiet scene, and as the music rouses, it unveils the full scope of this new adventure. Coco looks amazing and potentially also has the story to make this one of Pixar’s most significant works ever.
Read the official synopsis below. Coco opens in US theaters in 3D on November 22!
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.