For all the PIXAR fans of the Middle East there much to be thrilled as Coco will be arriving into cinemas earlier than expected.
Coco is an upcoming American musical fantasy animation film produced by Pixar Animation Studios, released by Walt Disney Pictures. Coco tells a story about family, leaving a legacy and finding one’s voice. Based on an original idea by Lee Unkrich, it is being directed by Unkrich, and co-directed and written by Adrian Molina, who were also behind such iconic Pixar films such as Finding Nemo, the Toy Story franchise and Monsters University.
Ahead of the upcoming release of Coco (showing in cinemas in the UAE, Bahrain, Lebanon, Kuwait and Oman on 23rd November and Egypt on the 22nd 2017), kindly find below information and images which may be of interest:
- Genre: Animation & Adventure
- Cast: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguia and Edward James Olmos
- Director: Lee Unkrich
- Producer: Drala K. Anderson
- Executive Producers: John Lasseter
- Written by: Adrian Molina
Despite his family’s generation-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (who is also his late and long-lost great-great grandfather). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel and his dog Dante find themselves in the Land of the Dead. Along the way, they meet charming trickster Hector and together they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
The all-Latino voice cast includes characters from the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead. From the Land of the Living, Anthony Gonzalez (“Ice Box,” TNT’s “The Last Ship”) lends his voice to Miguel, Ana Ofelia Murguía is the voice of Miguel’s cherished great-grandmother Mamá Coco, Renée Victor (“Weeds,” “The Apostle”) provides the authoritative voice of Abuelita, Jaime Camil (CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” Disney Junior’s “Elena of Avalor,” “Secret Lives of Pets”) is the voice of Papá, and Sofía Espinosa (“Gloria”) provides the voice of Miguel’s loving Mamá. Luis Valdez (“Which Way Is Up,” director “La Bamba” & “Cisco Kid”) and Lombardo Boyar (“Happy Feet,” TNT’s “Murder in the First”) lend their voices to Miguel’s uncle and a town mariachi, respectively.
From the Land of the Dead, Gael García Bernal (Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle”) helps bring to life charming trickster Hector, Benjamin Bratt (FOX’s “Star,” “Doctor Strange”) is the voice of Miguel’s idol Ernesto de la Cruz, and Edward James Olmos (“Blade Runner,” “Stand and Deliver”) lends his voice to Chicharrón. Alanna Ubach (“Meet the Fockers,” Bravo’s “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”) provides the voice of Miguel’s great-great-grandmother Mamá Imelda, Selene Luna (“My Bloody Valentine,” “Celebrity Wife Swap”) voices Tía Rosita, Alfonso Arau (“Three Amigos,” director/producer “Like Water for Chocolate,” director “A Walk in the Clouds”) is the voice of Miguel’s late great-grandfather Papá Julio, and Herbert Siguenza (“Larry Crowne,” “Ben 10: Alien Swarm”) lends his voice to both Tío Oscar and Tío Felipe, Miguel’s late identical twin uncles. Rounding out the cast are Octavio Solis (playwright “Lydia, Santos & Santos”), Gabriel Iglesias (“Planes,” “The Nut Job,” “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”), Cheech Marin (“Cars 3,” “Tin Cup,” CBS’ “Nash Bridges”) and Blanca Araceli (“The Bridge”).
Directed by Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), “Coco” features an original score from Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino (“Up,” “Rogue One”), a song by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco (“Dope,” “Shovel Buddies”) and Molina. Also, part of the team is musical consultant Camilo Lara of the music project Mexican Institute of Sound.
Watch Coco’s trailer here: