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Directed byLee Unkrich

Adrian Molina (co-director)

Produced byDarla K. Anderson
Story byLee Unkrich
Screenplay byAdrian Molina
Editing bySteve Bloom
Music byMichael Giacchino
MPAA ratingPG
Release dateNovember 22, 2017[1]
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Official US "Find Your Voice" Trailer - Disney Pixar's Coco02:27

Official US "Find Your Voice" Trailer - Disney Pixar's Coco

Coco is set to be Pixar's nineteenth feature film. It is directed by Lee Unkrich, the Oscar-winning director of Toy Story 3. It is scheduled to be released on November 22, 2017.


Coco follows a 12-year old boy named Miguel who sets off a chain of events relating to a century-old mystery. The official story description is "Coco is the celebration of a lifetime, where the discovery of a generations-old mystery leads to a most extraordinary and surprising family reunion." Coco follows the secret musical ambitions of Miguel, who resides in a lively, loud Mexican village but comes from a family of shoemakers that may be the town's only music-hating household. For generations, the Riveras have banned music because they believed they've been cursed by it; as their family history goes, Miguel's great-great-grandfather abandoned his wife for decades earlier to follow his own dreams of performing, leaving Imelda (Miguel's great-great-grandmother) to take control as the martriach of the now-thriving Rivera line and declare music dead to the family forever. But Miguel harbors a secret desire to seize his musical moment, inspired by his favorite singer of all time, the late Ernesto De La Cruz. It's only after Miguel discovers an amazing link between himself and De La Cruz that he takes action to emulate the famous singer and, in doing so, accidentally enters The Land Of The Dead. In the beautiful underworld, it's not long until Miguel encounters the souls of his own family - generations' worth of long-dead but no less vivacious Rivera ancestors, including great-grandmother Imelda. Still, given the opportunity to roam around The Land Of The Dead, Miguel decides to track down De La Cruz himself. He teams up with another friendly (and skeletal) spirit, a trickster named Hector, to find De La Cruz, earn his family's blessing to perform, and return to the Land Of The Living, before time runs out.



Unkrich said the culture of Dia de los Muertos left on him a lasting and inspiring impression. The story originated from him wondering what if one could meet his deceased relatives.[2][3][4]

Disney/Pixar first announced Lee Unkrich's next film after Toy Story 3 at CinemaCon on April 24, 2012. It was referred to as The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dia de los Muertos. The following official synopsis was provided:

From director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson, the filmmaking team behind the Academy Award®-winning Toy Story 3, comes a wholly original Pixar Animation Studios film that delves into the vibrant holiday of Día de los Muertos.

The title of the film, Coco, and the expected release date of fall 2017, were first revealed at 2015 D23 Expo. The official synopsis is:

Coco is the celebration of a lifetime, where the discovery of a generations-old mystery leads to a most extraordinary and surprising family reunion.

On April 12, 2016, Lee Unkrich announced on Twitter that animation has officially started on Coco. The film's writer, Adrian Molina, was promoted to co-director in 2016.


Lee Unkrich confirmed that there will be a reference to a Stanley Kubrick film.[2]

Attached Short Film

Olaf's Frozen Adventure, a half-hour short film based on the 2013 Walt Disney Animation Studios film Frozen that was originally to be aired as a television special on ABC, will accompany Coco.


  • Director: Lee Unkrich
  • Co-Director and Writer: Adrian Molina
  • Producer: Darla Anderson
  • Character designer: Daniel Arriaga
  • Supervising Animators: Mike Venturini and Gini Santos
  • Animators: Eliza Ivanova, Dovi Anderson and Gwen Enderoglu
  • Lighting: Danielle Feinberg


External Links


  1. Disney Announces Release Dates for 'Incredibles 2,' 'Cars 3'
  2. [1]
  3. D23: Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios Live Blog
  4. Pixar’s Dia De Los Muertos Movie Is Titled ‘Coco’ [D23 Expo 2015]

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