The recently released first trailer for Coco, Pixar’s next animation from Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, helped to introduce some of the characters in the film, set during the Day of the Dead in Mexico, but today we have a new short from the company that zeroes in on one particular canine.
As the pal of our lead character, Dante the Mexican hairless dog leads Dante’s Lunch — A Short Tail, a two-minute short that finds him on a bone-obsessed journey. Created early on in the animation process, it’s a bit disappointing to see Pixar stoop to Scrat-level hijinks, but if they can create another dog character as memorable as Dug from Up, we’re interested.
“We just were really happy with how it came out and thought we would share it with the world as a little appetizer until the movie comes out,” Unkrich tells Yahoo! Movies. “My favorite movies are movies that give you a full range of experiences and feelings as you watch them. I love movies that are funny and scary and truly emotional all in one film, and I don’t feel like I see movies like that a lot. [Coco] is funny, it’s scary at times, and it’s definitely emotional.”
Check out the short below.
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 in 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, 2017.