There hasn’t been a lot of news about Pixar’s Coco… or if there has, all the Disney news space has been eaten up by the success of Moana and the impending release of the live action Beauty and The Beast remake. From an animation standpoint, the film looks stunning, but it’s PIXAR, so that’s not really a surprise. What is a surprise is that they are tackling a subject matter that was just recently basis of another animated film, The Mexican City of The Dead, which was the focus of Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Book Of Life.’ The stories look different enough, but you can expect plenty of comparison to be drawn between the two.
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.