Must Watch: First Teaser Trailer for Pixar's First Musical Titled 'Coco'
"The music - it's not just in me, it IS me." Disney has debuted the first official teaser trailer for Pixar's new movie, a musical titled Coco, based around the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead. We don't know much about the plot, but as you can see, it involves a young boy getting lost in the world of the dead while searching for his father. The voice cast includes newcomer Anthony Gonzalez playing Miguel, along with Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Renee Victor. As our initial introduction to this original movie from Pixar, this is quite wonderful. I love that we're getting a new Pixar movie that has a dog as a sidekick. Beyond that, it looks like it has the emotion of Monsters Inc in a Mexican musical, and I'm excited already.
Here's the very first teaser trailer (+ poster) for Pixar's Coco, direct from Disney's YouTube:
The short synopsis is quite vague: Pixar's Coco follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who sets off a chain of events relating to a century-old mystery, leading to an extraordinary family reunion. Coco is directed by filmmaker Lee Unkrich (of Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, Toy Story 3) and co-directed by Adrian Molina, who also wrote the screenplay. As explained in the EW article: "This is a story we want to share with the world, but it’s also been particularly important to us that when the Latino community sees the film, that it resonates and it feels like we got it right, and that’s what we’re really trying to do. We all feel the gravity." Disney will release Pixar's Coco in theaters in 3D starting on November 22nd, 2017 this fall.
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
It does remind me of Book of Life. That was a bit fun. This looks a bit too childish in comparison to that one... But of course, kids won't complain. Hopefully ...
shiboleth on Mar 15, 2017
My son will love this. I might even enjoy it myself. 🙂
Carpola on Mar 15, 2017
Update. I showed my kid the trailer and he said it was a ripoff of the Book of Life.
Carpola on Mar 16, 2017
That dog is a already the star of this movie!
DAVIDPD on Mar 15, 2017
Didn't Guilemo del Torro already do this movie? Don't get me wrong, not bashing, but it seems awfully similar, and not in a Joseph Cambpell hero's journey kind of way.
Michael Scott Murphy on Mar 15, 2017
Agreed Michael, as you posted this I was posting my comment lol
Antonio on Mar 15, 2017
I love and truly enjoy Pixar films, but I just don't see myself loving this film. Book of Life was really good and I feel this is a rip-off of it. I don't understand why people think this is an original plot? In BoL Manolo goes into the world of the dead and finds his mother along with an "extraordinary family reunion", and music is a big part of the film as well. I just don't see the originality of this film, and so that in itself is going to be in the back of my mind the whole time watching this film.
Antonio on Mar 15, 2017
I agree, this does seem very much like Book of Life. I really enjoyed that movie and IF I see this one I'm going to have a hard time separating this one from that.
SacLA on Mar 16, 2017
I thought the same exact thing. I liked this the FIRST time I saw it when it was called "Book of Life"! Pixar is slowly going down the rabbit hole of sequels and unoriginal ideas....sad to see.
RAW_D on Mar 16, 2017
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