Pixar has officially released the first teaser trailer for their next (after Cars 3) animated film, Coco. Since first being announced in 2012, many have been excited for Coco, especially considering that it is the only non-sequel in development (Cars 3, The Incredibles 2, Toy Story 4). Go ahead and check out the trailer below:
The teaser gives a brief idea about the film’s plot, but Pixar also released a VERY lengthy synopsis late last year to explain exactly what is going on. Obviously the film is heavily inspired by Mexican culture, specifically the Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday. Read the entire synopsis below if you’d like:
Coco follows the secret musical ambitions of 12-year-old Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), who resides in a lively, loud Mexican village but comes from a family of shoemakers that may be the town’s only music-hating household. For generations, the Riveras have banned music because they believe they’ve been cursed by it; as their family history goes, Miguel’s great-grandfather abandoned his wife decades earlier to follow his own dreams of performing, leaving Imelda (Renée Victor), Miguel’s great-grandmother, to take control as the matriarch of the now-thriving Rivera line and declare music dead to the family forever.
But Miguel harbors a secret desire to seize his musical moment, inspired by his favorite singer of all time, the late Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). It’s only after Miguel discovers an amazing link between himself and De la Cruz that he takes action to emulate the famous singer and, in doing so, accidentally enters the Land of the Dead.
In the beautiful underworld, it’s not long until Miguel encounters the souls of his own family — generations’ worth of long-dead but no less vivacious Rivera ancestors, including great-grandmother Imelda. Still, given the opportunity to roam around the Land of the Dead, Miguel decides to track down De la Cruz himself. He teams up with another friendly (and skeletal) spirit — a trickster named Hector, voiced by Gael Garcia Bernal — to find De la Cruz, earn his family’s blessing to perform, and return to the Land of the Living before time runs out.
Co-directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina and starring the voices of Benjamin Bratt, Gael García Bernal, Renée Victor and Anthony Gonzales, Coco hits theaters November 22, 2017. What do you think of Pixar’s newest original film? Let us know in the comments!