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Music and Mexican Culture Highlighted in New Clip and Featurette for ‘Coco’

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Break out your maracas and move to the vivacious sound of mariachi because Disney and Pixar’s Coco is almost here.

Coco tells the story of a Mexican boy named Miguel, who loves music even though it is forbidden and ends up in the Land of the Dead. The film is set for a November 22 release, but audiences recently got a sneak peak with the release of a new clip. Check it out below:

The clip further illustrates Miguel’s love and his family’s hatred for music, as well as shows off Miguel’s town, complete with colorful banners, cobblestone streets, and charming buildings. Such depictions are the products of in-depth research, which is the focus of a new featurette for the film. Take a look:

Disney and Pixar have conducted extensive studies for movies in the past, and, as seen in the featurette, it’s no different with Coco. An accurate portrayal of the Mexican community and their music is important to the film’s creative team, right down to the correct picking of a guitar string. For this studio power duo, every detail counts.

Are you excited for Disney and Pixar’s Coco?

Edited b: Hannah Wilkes

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About Hannah Ortega

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away Hannah found Star Wars, Disney, and Marvel, and a fangirl force was awakened inside her. Hannah’s favorite animated movies are Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, and Aladdin. Movies such as these inspire her writing, which is her biggest passion. Hannah is an aspiring author and journalist, as well as a Christian, a horseback rider, and a cross country runner.
  • Marielle

    Wow, it looks like they’re depicting aspects of Mexican culture in great detail. Not many animation studios go to these lengths!

    • Jordan Briskin

      Looks like this film is taking a page from MOANA’s book in this regard.

  • I gotta say, this animation looks STUNNING!! The music so far also sounds so good and full of life!! The movie itself I’m not sure I’m excited for yet, but I think this was a really cool look into its aspects 🙂

  • Just so you all know, movies and TV shows such as Legend Quest, The Book Of Life, and even this short heartfelt animated CGI film of ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ did it first before Disney/ Pixar popularized the holiday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCQnUuq-TEE

    • And you know what, they’ve all tried their damn best to help spread the holiday throughtout the U.S. But sadly, the American folk didn’t think that was at all was good enough just because they all had no connection with Disney or Pixar.

      • Marielle

        The Book of Life is not made by a Mexican studio. Check out Metacube if you want to see a Mexican studio doing a Day of the Dead movie. It was supposed to come out now, but they delayed it to next year. They probably suffered the most from the Coco threat.

        • My mistake on thinking that The Book Of Life was made by a Mexican indie studio. But still, you get my point.

  • Marier Villarreal

    Well, I saw the movie last Saturday (I live in Mexico), and let me tell you:

    It’s a great movie.