Pixar is once again releasing two features this year and following next week’s Cars 3, this November will mark the return of Toy Story 3 direct Lee Unkrich who has co-directed Coco with Adrian Molina, a story artist behind Monsters University. Featuring the Latino voice cast of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Edward James Olmos, Gabriel Iglesias, and more, the story follows a boy’s journey between two worlds.
“These parallel worlds couldn’t be more different,” Unkrich says. “One is the Rivera family’s charming and hardworking hometown of Santa Cecilia, and the other is the vibrant, rich land where loved ones go when they’ve passed. ‘Coco’ introduces characters from both worlds on the eve of Día de los Muertos-one extraordinary night when a living boy named Miguel gets a glimpse of the other side.”
A new trailer has now arrived, which expands more on the new characters and world in the second half, and can be seen below followed by a new poster.
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself magically transported to the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Coco opens on November 22.