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Details revealed about Pixar's next original film Coco

12.06.2016

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When you talk Pixar, the upcoming films that come to mind are CARS 3, THE INCREDIBLES 2 and TOY STORY 4. As you can see, they're all (for better or worse) sequels. Pixar has been known to pump out some decent sequels, although if you're a tad disappointed not to see any original content on that list, the following should excite you. EW recently unearthed some details regarding the Pixar original film COCO. We now have some intformation as far as the story and voice cast go, so let's start with the synopsis and go from there!

EW on the plot synopsis for COCO:

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 believe they’ve been cursed by it; as their family history goes, Miguel’s great-great-grandfather abandoned his wife decades earlier to follow his own dreams of performing, leaving Imelda (Miguel’s great-great-grandmother) to take control as the matriarch 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.

As far as the voice cast goes, Benjamin Bratt and Gael Garcia Bernal will lead the film as Ernesto de la Cruz and Hector, respectively, alongside newcomer Anthony Gonzalez, who voices the main character, Miguel. Renee Victor has also joined the cast as Abuelita, Miguel’s grandmother. Given that we've just received the first CARS 3 trailer, I'd say we can probably expect to see a teaser for COCO early next year. At the very least, it should offer up some great eye-candy in terms of where the story goes!

COCO will open in theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.

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6:34PM on 12/06/2016
As others have pointed out, it does sound similar to Book of Life. Pixar has already cancelled a film due to it being similar to another property (Newt, which had a similar plot to Rio) so interesting that they are going forward with this. I'm sure they can distinguish this film from Book of Life, especially since this is about a kid and Book of Life was more a love story.
As others have pointed out, it does sound similar to Book of Life. Pixar has already cancelled a film due to it being similar to another property (Newt, which had a similar plot to Rio) so interesting that they are going forward with this. I'm sure they can distinguish this film from Book of Life, especially since this is about a kid and Book of Life was more a love story.
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5:36PM on 12/06/2016
Book of Life?
Book of Life?
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5:11PM on 12/06/2016
Please give Manny Calavara a cameo as his travel agent!
Please give Manny Calavara a cameo as his travel agent!
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5:01PM on 12/06/2016
Am I the only that thinks this is a complete rip-off of The Book Of Life?
Am I the only that thinks this is a complete rip-off of The Book Of Life?
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4:38PM on 12/06/2016

Woo-HOO!

As good as the TOY STORY sequels are, Pixar is far better at original films. FINDING DORY was decent but not as good as THE GOOD DINOSAUR and not even in the same league as INSIDE OUT.

I'm actually more excited for this than I am for INCREDIBLES 2.
As good as the TOY STORY sequels are, Pixar is far better at original films. FINDING DORY was decent but not as good as THE GOOD DINOSAUR and not even in the same league as INSIDE OUT.

I'm actually more excited for this than I am for INCREDIBLES 2.
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