FAMILY TIES — In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” aspiring musician Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) feels a deep connection to his great grandmother, Mama Coco. Concept art visual design by Sharon Calahan and animation by Kristophe Vergne. 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” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

By Travis Martin



Pixar have revealed that their next animated film will be “Coco,” a musically-inspired film centering on Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Entertainment Weekly got the exclusive reveal of the film, where this will be a fully original that is slated to come with “The Incredibles 2” and “Toy Story 4.

The film will center on Miguel Rivera (newcomer Anthony Gonzalez), a 12-year-old aspiring musician that lives in a lively and loud Mexican village. However, Miguel comes from a music-hating family of shoemakers, who believe music is a curse to the family after Miguel’s great-great-grandfather left his wife Imelda to pursue a music career. Despite this, Miguel aspires to become a great musician, looking up to famous but deceased singer Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt).

It is then that Miguel discovers a connection between him and De la Cruz, unintentionally sending Miguel to the Land of the Dead. It is there that Miguel finds other members of the Rivera family, including Imelda. However, Miguel still wants to find De la Cruz, and sets off with a skeletal trickster spirit, Hector (Gael García Bernal) to find the singer and make it back to the Land of the Living.

The movie also has character actress Renée Victor playing Miguel’s grandmother Abuelita. The film is directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, with Darla K. Anderson producing the film. “Coco” is set to come November 22, 2017.