Pixar fans get hyped!
On Wednesday, the first teaser trailer for the animation studio’s latest film, named Coco, dropped — and it already looks incredible. Coco tells the tale of a young boy, voiced by newcomer Anthony Gonzalez, who makes a musical jaunt through the Land of the Dead on Dia de los Muertos.
While this isn’t the first movie made about the Day of the Dead, the animated flick’s director, Lee Unkrich was determined to “do right” by the culture as he made sure to cast only Latino actors as his stars. Lee explained to EW:
“Toy Story 3, we had this moment where Jessie turns on the boom-box and the Gipsy Kings do a Spanish language version of You’ve Got a Friend in Me. Which, it turned out, ended up being a real precursor to this movie. The day John Lasseter gave the thumbs up for this movie, I immediately felt this huge weight drop onto my shoulders because I knew that we were doing something different than we had ever made at the studio and that for the first time, we were going to have this enormous responsibility to do right by this culture and not lapse into stereotype or clich├â┬⌐.”
Hear! Hear! In addition to Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt and Gael Garc├â┬¡a Bernal also voice characters in this soon-to-be hit.
Be sure to ch-ch-check out the teaser trailer for yourself (above) AND mark your calendars for the movie’s release date, November 22!