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|Directed by||Lee Unkrich
Adrian Molina (co-director)
|Produced by||Darla K. Anderson|
|Written by||Adrian Molina|
|Release date||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 name 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.
- Anthony Gonzalez as Miguel
- Gael Garcia Bernal as Hector
- Benjamin Bratt as Ernesto De La Cruz
- Renee Victor as Abuelita
- Ana Ofelia Murguia as Mama Coco
- John Ratzenberger as TBA
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.||”|
|“||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.
- 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
- Official Site
- Lee Unkrich announcing his next film on Twitter
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