New Disney-Pixar 'Coco' Film Takes Journey Through Land of the Dead | NBC Bay Area

New Disney-Pixar 'Coco' Film Takes Journey Through Land of the Dead

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    In Disney-Pixar's "Coco," aspiring musician Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Hector (Gael Garca Bernal) on an life-changing journey through the Land of the Dead.

    The first trailer was released Wednesday.

    Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming a professional musician--just like his late idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Over the years, Miguel has worn out VHS tapes of Ernesto, whose spirit lives on through his music.

    "I have to sing. I have to play. The music is...it's not just in me! It is me. When life gets me down, I play my guitar. The rest of the world may follow the rules, but I must follow my heart," Ernesto said in one of the vintage clips.

    Determined to prove his talent, Miguel unexpectedly finds himself in the Land of the Dead. With Hector by his side, Miguel sets off to uncover the real story behind Miguel's family history.

    Coco is directed by Lee Unkrich, co-directed by Adrian Molina and produced by Darla K. Anderson. Other actors in the movie include Rene Victor (Abuelita) and Ana Ofelia (Murguia).

    Disney-Pixar's Coco opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.