Ahead of the new trailer, due next week and likely to be paired in theaters with the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, the new teaser poster illustrates the film’s Mexican setting, its emphasis on the Day of the Dead, and what is sure to be a new Pixar canine favorite among the likes of Dug in Up.
Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) and Adrian Molina (The Good Dinosaur scribe), CoCo is due in theaters for Thanksgiving week, a favorite slate for animated features, on November 22nd. The film’s synopsis sets the stage:
“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. Character actress Renée Victor also joins the cast as Abuelita, Miguel’s grandmother.”
The film’s setup bares a striking resemblance to Fox and Reel FX’s 2014 animation, The Book of Life, which also starred a youth troubled by his family’s ban on music as he takes a journey into the Land of the Dead.
Check out the poster below!