By Creative Media Times
Disney and Pixar just released a new trailer for ‘Coco’, the studio’s latest eye-candy and the second Pixar film of 2017 following the upcoming Cars 3. This follows the teaser attached to ‘Beauty and the Beast’ a few months ago, which focused on the music and introduced the look of the film. And now we have a full trailer.
Some might recall a similar film, that of 2014’s Jorge R. Gutierrez directed “The Book of Life” from 20th Century Fox, another 3D animated musical fantasy featuring a characterwho embarks on the afterlife on the Day of the Dead. That was a modest hit, grossing nearly $100 from $50 production cost.
With both Disney and Pixar’s brand behind the film, and one of the highest profile release dates of the year, ‘Coco’ would have no trouble at the boxoffice.
‘Coco’ follows Miguel (voiced by newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) as he search for his dream of becoming a successful musician but ends up in the Land of the Dead. Along the way, he meets a trickster named Hector (Gael García Bernal), and together they set off on an epic adventure. Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Edward James Olmos, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Jaime Camil, and Sofía Espinosa are also providing their voices to the film.
The trailer is colorful and whimsical, as one might expect from both Pixar and Disney. Even with Miguel being surrounded by a cast of animated skeletons and restless spirits from the afterlife, the trailer still manage to highlight the comedy and fun aspects of the film.
Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) with co-director by Adrian Molina who also wrote the script, Coco is scheduled to open on thanksgiving weekend November 22, 2017.