In the latest clip from Disney/Pixar’s COCO, the young Miguel finds himself somehow transported to the Land of the Dead.
Coco is the latest animated film from Disney/Pixar, and it looks to be as unique and magical as all of it’s previous animated films, as it gives us a look into what the Mexican holiday, Día de Muertos, is all about. Well, in its Disney way.
Despite the name, Día de Muertos is a multi-day holiday celebrated on October 31st, November 1st, and November 2nd, and coincides with the Western Christian religious days of All Saints’ Eve (also Halloween,) All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day.
Since the movie strongly hits on Mexican tradition, it’s a great new step for Disney to explore such history, especially when the animated films they have done in the past focus a lot on North American or European tales or just characters that hint strongly of caucasian influences.
We can’t wait to delve into this visually stunning new story!
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, co-directed by Adrian Molina and produced by Darla K. Anderson, Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.
Coco arrives in theaters November 22, 2017.