Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dazzling trailer for Pixar's 'Coco' previews 2017's most promising animated film

Pixar is now operating in this weird space where they constantly alternate between making bold, original animated films and conventional sequels. In 2015, they took the film world by storm with Inside Out, an emotional journey into the brain that might just stand as their finest achievement yet. One year later, they put out Finding Dory, which was essentially just a billion dollar cash cow for the studio (and it wasn't half bad either). Pixar makes the sequels to please Disney, while making the creative pictures to satisfy their basic company principles. With the exception of The Good Dinosaur, the rare original disappointment from the studio, this outline has remained true. In 2017, for the second time in the company's history, Pixar will release two films- Cars 3 and Coco. I don't know anyone who is genuinely excited for another round with Lightning McQueen and his crew, but there's real potential for Coco to be another Pixar masterpiece. Yesterday, the first trailer was released- check it out below!


I wasn't really all that pumped for Coco before this trailer, simply because Pixar's Dia De Los Muertos project has been in turmoil ever since the release of Fox's The Book of Life. As many have noted, Pixar has previously canceled projects due to similarities to other animated films, such as when the studio shelved Newt because of Rio. And while people immediately speculated that Pixar should have cancelled Coco, I have faith in director Lee Unkrich- they wouldn't have made this film if they didn't have a terrific story to tell. This is a really spectacular sneak peek that piqued my interest in a big way, and if I was a young kid, I would have been utterly fascinated by this trailer. The visuals are simply jaw-dropping, and I don't know if I'm fully emotionally prepared for another Pixar movie about death. In a year that looks fairly weak for animation (there are no hotly anticipated Disney projects in 2017), Coco is the film to look out for. I can't wait.

Coco will debut in theaters on November 22, 2017.


Image Credits: IMDB/Pixar

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