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.
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