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Pixar's 'Coco'': Stunning New Trailer Debuts

Pixar's latest film's Thanksgiving US release is fast approaching and a new, third (possibly final) trailer has been released. It's the longest trailer we've seen so far, and definitely the one which reveals the most about the plot. Some might even say too much, so if you are particularly sensitive about such things you might want to give it a miss.

Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina's film is set in Mexico and stars a young boy named Miguel who dreams of becoming a musician- despite the fact that music is banned in his family. One day he finds himself mysteriously transported to The Land Of The Dead, where he is able to be reunited with his ancestors and begins to discover the real story of his family history. But can he find a way to return to the land of the living before it's too late?

Pixar and Unkrich have received a great deal of flack based on perceived similarities with Jorge Gutierrez's The Book Of Life. However, Guiterrez himself is a friend of Unkrich and holds no ill will, which should be enough to put that issue to bed. This trailer too, should go a long way to showing that Coco is very much its own film.

Honestly, it doesn't feel anything much like Book Of Life at all even if they (inevitably) share some imagery and themes. As we've said before, it actually reminds us much more of Spirited Away, in the way it creates a spirit world using elements of the land of the living- only in this case, based on Mexican traditions rather than Japanese.

The trailer is packed with stunning visuals and some wonderful character moments, suggesting that Pixar are on to yet another winner. It's also clear that Miguel's loyal canine sidekick Dante is a star in the making. Interesting music choice too- we were surprised to hear Bittersweet Symphony from 90's Britpop band The Verve in a trailer in 2017!

Coco will arrive in cinemas in United States of November 22, 2017. The UK release has been pushed back and will now arrive on January 19, 2018.  A new poster has also been released, which you can see below (click for full size).