Coco, originally entitled Dia de los Muertos, is descried as a 'love letter to Mexico' by director Lee Ulrich (Up, Toy Story 3). After early protests over Mexican cultural appropriation (Disney essentially tried to trademark the name of the Mexican national holiday for the film's merchandising) the production company hired one of its loudest critics. Political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, who criticised early inceptions of the film, is now part of the Coco animation team.
The film features one small boy, an enchanted guitar and a journey to the land of the dead. Twelve-year-old Miguel learns 'where he comes from, what his place is within his family, and how families stay woven together across time through the simple act of remembrance'. Famous voice work comes courtesy Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt, and music features strongly in the trailer.
Coco UK release date: December 2017
|What||Watch the trailer for new Pixar film Coco|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
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