Mexico’s version of Halloween, Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is the thematic backdrop of the latest animated family adventure coming this fall from Disney’s Pixar (Toy Story, Monsters Inc., The Incredibles), and the first trailer for Coco teases a trip to the Land of the Dead.
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.
It takes place during Mexico’s annual Day of the Dead holiday, traditionally celebrated from October 31 through November 2.
The film is 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).
Coco (which was originally titled Dia de los Muertos) opens in theaters on November 22.
Check out the first official trailer for Disney-Pixar’s Coco below!
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