Pixar's upcoming film Coco delves into the Land of the Living and the Dead, told through the vantage point of a 12 year-old Mexican boy named Miguel. Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Along with his adorable and mischevious Xolo (Mexican hairless dog) named Dante, Miguel seeks to find answers to questions he has of his family history by venturing into the Land of the Dead. This morning, Disney and Pixar revealed not only a new theatrical poster for the film, but a wide array of the voice cast and characters who will populate both the Land of the Living and Land of the Dead. Check it all out after the break!
Disney•Pixar’s Coco is directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist on Monsters University), and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3.)
Unkrich said of the film:
“These parallel worlds couldn’t be more different. One is the Rivera family’s charming and hardworking hometown of Santa Cecilia, and the other is the vibrant, rich land where loved ones go when they’ve passed. Coco introduces characters from both worlds on the eve of Día de los Muertos—one extraordinary night when a living boy named Miguel gets a glimpse of the other side.”
“Our voice cast is incredibly talented, helping to shape our eclectic group of characters. Each actor has told us they find something relatable in this film, so they’re finding it easy to capture the heart of this story—it’s all about family, so we hope that these characters will resonate with everyone.”
From THE LAND OF THE LIVING
ANTHONY GONZALEZ (MIGUEL)
A 12-year-old aspiring musician who struggles against his family’s generations-old ban on music. When a magical mishap lands him in the Land of the Dead, Miguel seeks out his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, to help him return to the Land of the Living before it’s too late.
ANA OFELIA MURGUÍA (MAMA COCO)
Miguel’s cherished great-grandmother. She is very old and fragile, but that doesn’t stop Miguel from sharing his daily adventures with her.
RENÉE VICTOR (ABUELITA)
Miguel’s grandmother and the ultimate enforcer of the Rivera family’s ban on music. She loves her family very much and will do anything to protect them. But when she gets angry, she wields a mean slipper.
JAIME CAMIL (PAPÁ)
Miguel’s supportive father who hopes that someday Miguel will join him in the family shoemaking business.
SOFÍA ESPINOSA (MAMÁ)
Miguel’s loving mother who gently encourages her son to embrace their family’s traditions.
LUIS VALDEZ (TÍO BERTO)
Miguel’s uncle, a hard worker in the Rivera family shoemaking business.
LOMBARDO BOYAR (MARIACHI)
A friendly musician who Miguel encounters in Santa Cecilia Plaza.
From THE LAND OF THE DEAD
GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL (HECTOR)
A charming trickster in the Land of the Dead who is forced to enlist help from Miguel to visit the Land of the Living.
BENJAMIN BRATT (ERNESTO DE LA CRUZ)
Miguel’s idol and the most famous musician in the history of Mexico. Revered by fans worldwide until his untimely death, the charming and charismatic musician is even more beloved in the Land of the Dead.
EDWARD JAMES OLMOS (CHICHARRÓN)
A curmudgeonly friend of Hector’s who is sadly being forgotten—an unfortunate condition in the Land of the Dead.
ALANNA UBACH (MAMÁ IMELDA)
Miguel’s great-great-grandmother, the matriarch of the Rivera family and the founder of their successful shoemaking business. Miguel meets Mamá Imelda in the Land of the Dead and discovers she does not share his passion for music.
SELENE LUNA (TÍA ROSITA)
Miguel’s late aunt who resides in the Land of the Dead.
ALFONSO ARAU (PAPÁ JULIO)
Miguel’s late great-grandfather who he meets in Land of the Dead.
HERBERT SIGUENZA (TÍO OSCAR AND TÍO FELIPE)
Miguel’s late identical twin uncles who he meets in the Land of the Dead.
OCTAVIO SOLIS (ARRIVAL AGENT)
The Arrival Agent in the Land of the Dead’s Grand Central Station.
GABRIEL IGLESIAS (HEAD CLERK)
Head Clerk in the Land of the Dead’s “Department of Family Reunions.”
CHEECH MARIN (CORRECTIONS OFFICER)
A Corrections Officer in the Land of the Dead.
BLANCA ARACELI (EMCEE)
The host of a colorful talent show in the Land of the Dead.
Official Theatrical Poster:
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
Pixar's COCO dances into theaters on November 25th!
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