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. Character actress Renée Victor also joins the cast as Abuelita, Miguel’s grandmother.
Cars 3 comes out next weekend. It IS a Pixar film. However, it is probably (no, definitely) the least anticipated film for me in the history of the studio. I knew The Good Dinosaur was going to have problems, but until my nephew developed his “dinosaur phase” and I have had my face ground into its mediocrity over and over, the only truly awful Pixar film was Cars 2. I knew it wasn’t going to be great, but I did not expect the jaw-dropping awful that ensued. Because of the aforementioned nephew, I am likely to still see Cars 3, but I’m kind of dreading it. However, Coco looks wonderful and the last time Lee Unkrich directed a film (Toy Story 3), he arguably directed Pixar’s best. He also made all men sob like babies, but we’ve forgiven him that. Coco opens November 22, 2017.