After a few years of development, Pixar Animation Studios announced in 2015 that it was moving forward with a film called Coco. The animated movie, directed by Toy Story 3’s Lee Unkrich, was announced that year at the D23 Expo, with the pitch that it was set in Mexico and inspired by that country’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). Now we have our first look at the film.
The film features a voice cast of Gael García Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle), Benjamin Bratt (Ride Along 2) and newcomer Anthony Gonzalez. Coco tells the story of a young boy named Miguel (voiced by Gonzalez), who dreams of becoming a musician even though that vocation is strictly forbidden by his family. Miguel teams up with a trickster named Hector (Bernal) to help solve the mystery of his family’s history.
Coco will hit theaters this November!