March 15, 2017


Pixar's First 'Coco' Trailer Celebrates Dia de los Muertos: Watch

Disney-Pixar released the debut trailer for Coco, which is a stunning animated take on the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos. The two-minute long teaser follows the adventure of the adorable Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) as he stumbles into the vibrant Land of the Dead.

The 12-year-old kid, who has dreams of becoming a performer, comes across the guitar at the grave of his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Once Miguel picks it up, he is transported to the Land of the Dead that is filled with beautiful colors and the important history of his family.

Coco marks Pixar's first film that has an all-Latino cast, with Gael García Bernal, Renée Victor and Ana Ofelia Murguia also lending their voices. Director Lee Unkrich previously told Entertainment Weekly,

“At the end of Toy Story 3, we had this moment where Jessie turns on the boom-box and the Gipsy Kings do a Spanish language version of ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me.’ Which, it turned out, ended up being a real precursor to this movie. The day John Lasseter gave the thumbs up for this movie, I immediately felt this huge weight drop onto my shoulders because I knew that we were doing something different than we had ever made at the studio,” he added, “and that for the first time, we were going to have this enormous responsibility to do right by this culture and not lapse into stereotype or cliché.”

Look out for Coco in theaters on Nov. 22. In the meantime, keep up with all things pop culture and nostalgia with the latest episode of Fuse's Besterday podcast: