Cars 3 is not the only release on Pixar’s 2017 slate, there’s also Coco, a new adventure from Finding Nemo and Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich.
“Despite his family’s generation-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the Land of the Dead. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector and together they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.”
The last time Pixar offered us two animations in one year we got the fantastic Inside Out and the studio’s first box office flop, The Good Dinosaur, which also ranks among their lesser works. The hope is both Cars 3 and Coco are great, but if that doesn’t end up being the case I’m fairly certain the latter is the more likely one to follow Inside Out‘s success, critically and maybe even financially. S0 far I’d say Coco looks very beautiful (it’s Pixar after all) and definitely promising.
Coco was directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed and written by Adrian Molina. Voicing some of the animation’s characters are Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Renee Victor and Anthony Gonzalez as Miguel.
Coco is set to premiere on November 22nd in the US and a couple other countries.