Pixar plays a bittersweet symphony in the latest 'Coco' trailer

Danny Woods
September 13, 2017

Miguel discovers the gorgeous Land of the Dead in the new trailer for Pixar's Coco, the studio's next animated movie.

First of all, a movie that claims to celebrate the music and culture of Mexico can most definitely do better with its trailer's musical selection than a non-Spanish cover of 90s Brit-pop/rock band The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony". You've seen it before in "Spirited Away", and now you'll see it again with a Disney/Pixar twist in the upcoming "Coco".

Newcomer Anthony Gonzalez leads an all-Latino voice cast as Miguel, a 12-year-old boy who dreams of becoming a musician despite his family's freaky ban on the art form. The film is very much inspired by the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos, a time when the living honor their family members who have passed away.

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Today's new trailer reminds us of Coco's plot: Miguel accidentally enters of Land of the Dead and tries to find his grandfather. A mystical event takes Miguel to the Land of the Dead, and he teams up with a charming ne'er-do-well skeleton named Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal) to uncover long-hidden family secrets.

Directed Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, Coco will feature the voice talents of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor and Edward James Olmos.

Coco will open in theaters on November 22, 2017.

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