Coco, which was named Best Animated Feature at the Critics’ Choice Awards, hits Blu-ray and DVD February 27. To date, the flick has made over $626 million worldwide and holds the distinction of being the highest grossing film in Mexico.
Along with spotlighting Día de los Muertos and having an engaging, family centric storyline, the picture also contains the memorable tune “Remember Me” (from Frozen team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez).
The Blu-ray version comes with a plethora of featurettes, deleetd scenes with introductions from director Lee Unkrich and co-director Adrian Molina, as well as audio commentary from the filmmakers and producer Darla K. Anderson. The DVD version contains the filmmaker commentary and the featurette “Dante.”
The Mexican holiday The Day of the Dead is front and center with the upcoming Pixar feature Coco. This isn’t the first animated film to spotlight Dia De Los Muertos (as evidenced by 2014’s The Book of Life), but the just released trailer suggests an entirely different movie.
Although his family has a generations old ban on music, Miguel (voiced buy newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) wants to be a musician just like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Doing whatever it takes to achieve his dream, Miguel journeys to the land of the dead. Along with a new friend named Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal), Miguel gradually unlocks the reals story why his family has banned music from their households.
The amusing trailer features a literally jaw dropping ending as Miguel surprises a skeletal border officer. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Coco, written and directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, opens November 22.