Disney and Pixar have released the final spirited trailer for Coco, Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina‘s computer animated film based on Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead when translated into English. The film is a celebration of the Mexican holiday which remembers those who have passed on to the afterlife.
Now with this final trailer, we are getting a better look at how Pixar’s latest honors diversity and culture. Check out the latest trailer below.
It’s almost hard to find a “bad” Pixar film. Even their weakest efforts have some very likable qualities, and almost every film is just gorgeous to look at. But when it comes to Coco, the animation studio has really outdone themselves. The latest trailer is full of vibrant colors and emotional musical pieces that really get at the heart of the film’s plot, which follows a young boy named Miguel who, desperate to become an accomplished musician like his idol, finds himself in the land of the dead during Mexico’s celebrated Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead. A love for family and music sing true in what is obviously a love letter to Mexico.
Pixar’s Untitled Dia De Los Muertos Movie finally has a title. Director Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) and co-director Darla Anderson announced at Disney’s D23 Expo on Friday that the film would be titled Coco. According to them, the project came about after discovering the festival of Dia De Los Muertos through artwork, which then led to some extensive research in Mexico. There Unkrich learned a great deal about the holiday, and how it is being celebrated in a variety of ways by different families.