If the previously released promos for Disney-Pixar’s Coco have made you want to run away to the underworld, this latest clip’s stunning imagery will definitely lure you in to the Land of the Dead.
The film tells the story of Miguel, a kid with a dream who spends his days sitting in front of a black-and-white TV, strumming his acoustic guitar along with his long-deceased idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Except Miguel has to play in secret, because his family has mysteriously banned music for years. Miguel and his dog Dante find themselves among the sugar-skull denizens of the nether realm after he desperately tries to prove his talent and gets thrown into a whirlwind of strange events (laced with the charms of trickster Hector, played by Gael García Bernal) that unravel to reveal the truth behind his family’s aversion to music.
It might not be so bad going beyond the grave when you find yourself in a place covered in fallen leaves that glow as your feet rustle through them. That’s before you look up to behold a floating neon city that beckons with millions of candles and candy-colored buildings. What wonders lie in this mystical realm? At least in Miguel’s case, you don’t have to die to find out.
The supernatural film about an undying love of music has an original score by Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up, Rogue One) and even more songs co-written by Germaine Franco (Dope, Shovel Buddies) and Adrian Molina, who also co-directed next to Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3). Coco was produced by Toy Story 3’s Darla K. Anderson and features a voice cast including Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Jaime Camil, Sofía Espinosa, Luis Valdez, Lombardo Boyar, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach, Selene Luna, Alfonso Arau, Herbert Siguenza, Octavio Solis, Gabriel Iglesias, Cheech Marin, and Blanca Araceli.
Check out the clip below, which dropped in conjunction with Dia de los Muertos, then let us know if you're dying to experience this subterranean vision of lights and magic when Coco opens wide Nov. 22.