The latest film from Disney-Pixar, Coco, is coming closer and closer to its release date. Directed by Lee Unkrich, who previously helmed Toy Story 3 and co-directed by Adrian Molina, Coco is the story Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez), a young who lives in the shadow of his legendary grandfather, a musician of great renown. However, his stern grandmother forbids the young boy from following his passion for music. In an accident, Miguel, who is still very much alive, crosses over to the Land of the Dead in what appears to be Pixar crossing over into the territory of The Nightmare Before Christmas.
This latest trailer does a good job of selling the latest piece of Pixar wonder. My only gripe about this Coco trailer is the bewildering use of Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony.” I mean, Coco is obviously a piece of fiction heavily inspired by Mexican culture and the music for this trailer is from a late ’90s Britpop band? I think they could do better.
Coco will surely be another hit from the dream factor that is Pixar when it opens in theaters nationwide on November 22, 2017.
The official synopsis for Coco:
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.