Teaser Trailer for Disney & PIxar's COCO

Disney and Pixar have released the first look at what will be their second feature to be released this year after this summer's Cars 3 in Coco. Not waiting for Cars 3 to hit theaters before they ramp up the marketing push, the studio is getting a slight teaser out in front of this week's Beauty and the Beast and oh, what a teaser it is. Having never been a fan of the Cars franchise and always being slightly disappointed when that is what comes up on the roster for the year in Pixar it was always reassuring to know there would be another, original Disney/Pixar movie coming down the line not too long after. Cars 3 will do well enough and do its job of selling merchandise far and wide, but Coco is the one to look forward to this year as it offers the first original story from the studio since the one-two punch of Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur in 2015. Getting back to the trailer though, the clip begins by highlighting a young boy named Miguel and his infatuation with what we are led to believe is a family member who was famous for his musical talents in which Miguel also shares a passion. All of this is beautifully rendered in warm colors with tinges of infectious melodies, but the real weight comes when the text outlines what the narrative might actually be grappling with. Knowing only that Coco, like 2014's The Book of Life, would in one way or another incorporate Día de Muertos or the Mexican holiday known as the Day of the Dead I wasn't sure what to expect, but as this teaser highlights it will seemingly reach for more than just the fantastic visual sense the holiday might bring to the screen, but it will capture the essence-the soul-of why such a day is celebrated rather than mourned over. The text throughout the trailer tells the audience, "We are all a part of those who came before," hinting at ideas of legacy and influence and the amalgamation of what such words can lead to all conveyed through this specific cultural event that honors as much. In short, this is one of those Pixar features that seems to be reaching for more and with that already impressive piece of the score highlighted here as well as the visuals towards the end I can't wait to see the journey on which the film takes us. Coco features the voice talents of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor, and opens on November 22nd, 2017. 

Synopsis: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.

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