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Pixar’s Coco visits the Land of the Dead in gorgeous teaser trailer

by Brandon Russell | March 15, 2017March 15, 2017 9:45 am PST

Pixar has four films planned through 2019, only one of which will be an original. That film is called Coco, and it finally has its first teaser trailer.

Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), Coco will follow a young boy who visits the Land of the Dead after he uses the guitar of a deceased musician.

Below is the movie’s official synopsis:

Despite his family’s generation-old ban on music, Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the Land of the Dead. Along the way, he meets charming trickster hector (Gael Garcia Bernal) and together they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

An original story

As expected, the visuals are absolutely gorgeous, and it’s clear the music is going to be central to the story. Compared to Pixar’s other films, Coco looks a lot different (in a good way), focusing primarily on Mexican culture and the Day of the Dead.

As an aside, if you want to see a fantastic animated movie focused on Mexican culture, check out The Book of Life, which came out back in 2014.

With Cars 3, The Incredibles 2, and Toy Story 4 all planned through 2019, Coco will be a nice change of pace. The film is scheduled for a November 22 release.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...