As the premiere for Coco, Pixar’s newest feature film, approaches, there has been a slew of new promotions such as the unveiling of a Southwest Boeing 737-700 plane, new trailers, and now featurettes that include interviews with filmmakers and talent.
In Crafting Coco, we are given a behind-the-scenes glimpse at just how much work went into creating the film. We see how the filmmakers gathered inspiration by taking regular field trips to Mexico, where they learned from the people themselves. The team gained vast amounts of information about the culture, food, architecture, and music from notable musicians such as Germain Franco and Camilo Lara.
Young Miguel (voiced by newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) has only one dream, and that is to become a musician like his hero, Señor De La Cruz, but as we see in the newest clip Mariachi Plaza, Miguel’s abuelita, has very specific feelings about music. On his journey through the Land of the Dead, Miguel teams up with the charming trickster Hector (voiced by Gael García Bernal) on an extraordinary journey where Miguel learns about his family and his destiny.
Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3), Disney/Pixar’s Coco opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.
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