What can you say about Pixar? The animation studio has dominated for years, and there appear to be no signs of slowing down, or even putting out terrible movies (I know Cars exists, but I like to pretend that I live in an alternate universe in which it doesn’t). In addition, the studio is not only home of awarding-winning material, but is making an effort to understand its overall audience. Tapping into the notion that people of color also watch movies (such a weird concept, amirite?), Pixar is embracing the importance of diversity. This makes me happy.
Coco hits theaters on November 22nd, 2017.
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. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s