After months of anticipation, the trailer for Pixar’s latest original flick (The fact that Cars 3 is indeed an thing that’s releasing this summer completely baffles me), Coco, is finally here, and it’s fucking gorgeous.
Here’s a brief synopsis of Coco:
“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.”
Though I am expecting some backlash due to it’s similarities to 20th Century Fox’s 2014 animated film The Book of Life, the animation styles look to be completely different (which, if you haven’t seen The Book of Life, you should, for it’s animation style alone) and the premises (beside the fact that both characters find themselves in the Land of the Dead) seem to be differ enough that they both can be enjoyed on their own.
Coco opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22nd, 2017.