Regardless of whether you consider yourself an ardent supporter of all things Pixar, or merely a passing fan of their celebrated work, few studios generate excitement quite like the animation giant. Later this year, the company will release not one, but two tentpole feature films in the form of Cars 3 and Coco, Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina’s Mexican adventure inspired by the famous Día de los Muertos holiday.
It makes for an enticing one-two punch, one that deftly balances another installment in a proven franchise with a totally original property, which is a strategy Pixar will look to uphold long after The Incredibles 2 pummels its way into theaters in 2018. As for Coco, late last year we caught wind of Unkrich and Molina’s poignant story along with the film’s voice cast, which features Renée Victor, Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal and the up-and-coming Anthony Gonzalez. The latter is on board as Miguel, a young Mexican who longs to become a famous musician. His journey to super-stardom will uncover a century-old mystery deep beneath his local village, leading to an “extraordinary family reunion.”
With a late November release date in place, we now have word that Pixar is preparing to launch the first trailer for Coco very soon indeed. Trailer Track uncovered a BBFC listing that reveals a 90-second teaser is in the can, and will likely be aligned with the release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on March 17th. As always, we’ll have full coverage for you right here on WGTC the moment it drops.
Coco is slated for November 22nd, 2017. Closer to home, we have the launch of Brian Fee’s animated sequel Cars 3, which looks set to put series hero Lightning McQueen through the wringer. Expect that one to screech into theaters on June 16th, 2017.
Source: Trailer Track