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Disney-Pixar Releases First ‘Coco’ Teaser

Disney has released the first teaser for Pixar’s Coco, the only original film that Pixar has on its release schedule over a four-year period (2016-2019).

Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), Coco is the story of Miguel, a boy who dreams of becoming a musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). To achieve that goal, he must travel through the Land of the Dead to uncover the secret reasons for his family’s generations-old ban on music. Along the way, he meets the trickster Hector (Gael García Bernal) who helps him on his journey.

Adrian Molina, a story artist on Monsters University and Toy Story 3, co-directs the film.

Pixar first announced that it was developing a Day of the Dead-themed feature back in 2012. The project encountered controversy in 2013 after it was revealed that Disney lawyers were attempting to file trademarks on the Mexican holiday.

Coco will open in U.S. theaters on November 22, 2017.