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  • #4844
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    Jenn Macgillivray
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    New info regarding Pixar’s next film, Coco, releasing in November 2017.

    http://www.ew.com/article/2016/12/06/pixar-coco-cast-plot?iid=sr-link1

    Highlights:
    -Starring Benjamin Bratt, Gael García Bernal, Renée Victor and newcomer Anthony Gonzalez
    -Synopsis: Coco follows the secret musical ambitions of Miguel, who resides in a lively, loud Mexican village but comes from a family of shoemakers that may be the town’s only music-hating household. For generations, the Riveras have banned music because they believe they’ve been cursed by it; as their family history goes, Miguel’s great-great-grandfather abandoned his wife decades earlier to follow his own dreams of performing, leaving Imelda (Miguel’s great-great-grandmother) to take control as the matriarch of the now-thriving Rivera line and declare music dead to the family forever.

    But Miguel harbors a secret desire to seize his musical moment, inspired by his favorite singer of all time, the late Ernesto de la Cruz (Bratt). It’s only after Miguel discovers an amazing link between himself and De la Cruz that he takes action to emulate the famous singer and, in doing so, accidentally enters the Land of the Dead.

    In the beautiful underworld, it’s not long until Miguel encounters the souls of his own family — generations’ worth of long-dead but no less vivacious Rivera ancestors, including great-grandmother Imelda. Still, given the opportunity to roam around the Land of the Dead, Miguel decides to track down De la Cruz himself. He teams up with another friendly (and skeletal) spirit — a trickster named Hector, voiced by Bernal — to find De la Cruz, earn his family’s blessing to perform, and return to the Land of the Living before time runs out.

    So, Pixar’s take on Corpse Bride?

  • #4856
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    RubberOnion
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    This is Pixar’s “Book of Life”/”Corpse Bride” yea sounds like it… still… I’m looking forward to seeing what they do with it!

  • #4859
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    Already it’s looking like it’s gonna have a ton of similarities to The Book Of Life. That isn’t a bad thing, but I’m starting to wonder why they’re not going with big themes that are different.

  • #4870
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    RubberOnion
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    We talked about this on this week’s episode of the podcast

  • #5260
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    Jenn Macgillivray
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    First trailer!

    I’m going with Kubo meets Corpse Bride.

    And re: Book of Life, wasn’t that Reel FX’s half-hearted attempt to scoop on Pixar’s idea? Like Antz vs. A Bug’s Life?

  • #5271
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    RubberOnion
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    I don’t know if they were trying to scoop it as much as dia de los muertos was something that was being batted around at the time… but here’s the real question… what do YOU think of the first trailer?

  • #5272
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    Jenn Macgillivray
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    I think it looks great! I loved Kubo and Corpse Bride, and anything with skellingtons is pretty much right up my alley, so I’m looking forward to this one. Plus, Toy Story 3 is pretty much my favourite movie of all time, so I have lots of faith in Lee Unkrich.

  • #5277
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    We talk about it on this week’s episode… I trust in the creative team but the teaser didn’t impress me much. I’m holding out hope for the trailer to show me more of the world to get me excited about it

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