We love Pixar, and we’re always excited to see the new projects they’re working on, but the studio has been infected with the Hollywood sequel bug. They seem to be focusing a lot on sequels, and this year they’re only releasing one original film.
The good news is that this original film looks spectacular. In the first teaser trailer for Coco, we are introduced to a 12-year-old aspiring musician named Miguel. He’s obsessed with the legendary guitarist Ernesto de la Cruz, and when he touches the guitar hanging above Cruz’s grave, he’s taken to the Land of the Dead.
This film was directed by Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, so you know a lot of love and care went into making it.
While speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Unkrich revealed he felt a lot of pressure when John Lasseter gave him the thumbs up to make 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 cliché.”
Check out the first trailer below. It’s scheduled to hit theaters November 22, 2017.