Pixar's Coco has now gotten its final theatrical trailer, with less than a month left until it opens in theaters. This animated feature film, which revolves around Mexico's Day of the Dead, is one of the more anticipated releases of the year, marking Pixar's first fully-fledged original project since 2015's The Good Dinosaur.
The final Coco trailer (see the video in the space above) giving viewers a glimpse of what the studio has been able to create - from a vibrant real world through to the stunning Land of the Dead. The trailer certainly showcases why early reviews claim that Coco is one of Pixar's best films in some time.
In particular, this final Coco trailer wears its heart on its sleeve when it comes to themes. Pixar has always been adept at condensing complex ideas into family-friendly stories, and Coco looks set to follow this trend; discussing ideas of loss and the importance of family history. On top of this, Coco looks to have a good level of authenticity, so no doubt those consultants brought in by Pixar have proven vital to the film's development.
Of course, the plot itself revolves much more around adventure and exploration. Coco is the story of a young boy called Miguel, who dreams of becoming a musician. Eventually pulled into the Land of the Dead from the world of the living, Miguel then sets off on a journey with the trickster Hector to find out more about his family. Coco is directed by Lee Unkrich, co-directed by Adrian Molina, and includes the voice talents of Gael García Bernal, newcomer Anthony Gonzalez, and even Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Natalia Cordova-Buckley has a cameo as Frida Kahlo.
Although Coco is gearing up to be a fantastic watch, the production has certainly had some challenges along the way. In particular, Pixar had to work hard on Coco's skeleton designs to ensure that they were friendly enough for young viewers. However, this issue looks to have been overcome, and using Monstropolis from Monsters, Inc. as a reference for the Land of the Dead will no doubt immerse fans in Coco's world.
It's not just the feature film that's coming this November, either, as the movie is getting its own Coco VR tie-in experience to boot. Of course, it's fair to say that Pixar's latest is going to be the star attraction when it hits theaters.
Source: Disney Pixar
- Coco (2017) release date: Nov 22, 2017