Pixar is preparing for the release of its second of two 2017 animated features (the first being Cars 3) with Coco. A tribute to the annual Mexican holiday Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), the movie now has a brand new trailer titled “Find Your Voice”!
While the past trailers have provided scarce plot details, this one reveals a lot more about the story and Miguel’s experience in the Land of the Dead, accompanied by breathtaking scenery, artistically-pleasing designs (I especially love the giant tiger-bird creature), and The Verve’s “Bitter Sweet Symphony”.
Helmed by Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich and written by Adrian Molina, the movie follows young Miguel (voiced by newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) who aspires to be a musician despite his family’s music ban. When he and his pet dog Dante mysteriously end up in the Land of the Dead, Miguel journey’s off to find out secrets behind his family’s history, but must succeed before sunrise or he’ll be stuck there forever.
Coco will premiere in Mexico during the Morelia International Film Festival on October 20, 2017, followed by a North American wide release during Thanksgiving on November 22. 2017. The film will be accompanied with the 21-minute Frozen short Olaf’s Frozen Adventure by Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Is the new trailer getting you excited for Coco? Feel free to share your thoughts on it!
Deep down in New Zealand, Karl "Karlamon" Smith is a Kiwi who is passionate in animation, seeing it as an artistic medium that expresses vast creativity and brings unique characters and worlds to life. Whenever an animation-related fact pops up, it will more than likely be cemented in his brain for a long time. Some of his favourite animated movies include Zootopia, Balto, Bolt, Over the Hedge, The Fox and the Hound, the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, The Iron Giant, and The Prince of Egypt.
Prior to contributing to Rotoscopers, Karl has served as a bureaucrat on Ice Age Wiki, and a moderator/site builder/news reporter on Animation Source. Karl is also a Computer Science and Digital Design graduate of AUT University. That, and with his additional fascination in aviation, he hopes someday to be both an animator and a pilot (if that is even possible).