A new trailer for Pixar’s latest offering, Coco, is expected to arrive soon. Coco will be Pixar’s second release of the year (the first being Cars 3), and following in the footsteps of its parent company, Disney, who released two original movies Moana and Zootopia in 2016, Coco is an entirely original story.
Featuring the voice talents of Gael García Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle), Benjamin Bratt (Ride Along 2) and newcomer Anthony Gonzalez, Coco tells the story of a young boy named Miguel (Gonzalez), who dreams of becoming a musician even though his family forbid it from happening. Along with his dog, Dante, Miguel finds his music transporting him to the Day of the Dead, where he meets his idol, musician Ernesto de la Cruz, and past generations of his family. Miguel teams up with a trickster named Hector (Bernal), and together the pair try to solve the mystery surrounding Miguel’s heritage. The musical movie is directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), with Adrian Molina co-directing and writing the screenplay.
Trailer Track reports that the Coco full trailer has been classified ahead of release, most likely to play before Cars 3, which has a release date of June 16th, so we can expect the trailer online in due course. Coco itself isn’t set to arrive until November, but there’s already quite a buzz building around the movie after a promising teaser trailer was released a couple of months back. UPDATE: Disney/Pixar has released a new Coco poster too, ahead of the second trailer’s launch. Check it out, below:
The teaser featured a great score, stunning animation, and plenty of humor. Dante looks set to steal the show, especially if the newest short, Dante’s Lunch, is anything to go by. Let’s hope Coco will live up to the expectations placed on it; Pixar’s last original movie, The Good Dinosaur, was a disappointment after the critical and commercial success of Inside Out. Coco now finds itself as the only Pixar original in the midst of a sea of sequels; Finding Dory was released last summer, and this summer has Cars 3. After Coco in November, comes The Incredibles 2 in June 2018, and Toy Story 4 the following year.
However, Pixar have promised that it’s not going to become a sequel machine. Right now, the studio has a further 3 release dates pegged through 2021, which are all untitled as yet, but Pixar President Jim Morris says they are all original ideas in development. While sequels may be an almost guaranteed commercial success, Pixar’s original works are (Good Dinosaur excluded) usually well worth watching and, over the years, have produced some of the biggest box office hits. Movies such as Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Cars, and Monsters, Inc. have all fared exceptionally well, and it’s possible that Coco could do the same.
Source: Trailer Track, Disney/Pixar