You wait your whole life for a CGI-animated family adventure set in the Mexican afterlife, ala the fantastic and fondly remembered LucasArts computer game Grim Fandango, and then two come along at once. Well, if not at once, then within a couple years of each other – but we’re not here to talk about 2014’s underseen and rather wonderful Book of Life, but Disney/Pixar’s upcoming Coco.
Hark to the official synopsis:
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 colourful 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.
Sounds like fun. Expect Coco in cinemas in December.