Ernesto De La Cruz is Miguel's idol from Disney/Pixar's upcoming movie, Coco. He is a famous singer and musician who dazzled audience with his good looks, and his charm, and was a source of Mexican pride due to his handsome looks, strong morals, and his standing up for his fellow Mexicans. After dying of unspecified reasons, he resides as a soul in the land of the dead. Miguel's quest in the movie is to find Ernesto in The Land of The Dead. He is a Mexican idol who appears in the shape of a deceased skeletal person. Ernesto De La Cruz will be voiced by Benjamin Bratt.
- He is the third Pixar character who died in the beginning of the film. Other being are Auguste Gusteau and Ellie Fredricksen.