By Devan Coggan
March 10, 2017 at 01:17 PM EST
11/22/17

Pixar is getting musical.

The beloved animation studio’s next project is Coco, telling the story of a young Mexican boy named Miguel, who rebels against his family’s long-standing ban on music. (Years ago, his great-great-grandfather ditched the family to pursue stardom.) Miguel’s love of music — and his admiration for the deceased singer Ernesto de la Cruz (voiced by Benjamin Bratt) — accidentally lands him in the Land of the Dead, where he has to team up with a trickster skeleton named Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal) in an attempt to find his way home.

Coco doesn’t hit theaters until November, but in the meantime, director Lee Unkrich has unveiled a new poster for the film on Twitter (below), adding that the first trailer is coming next week.

Back in December, Unkrich (who co-directed the film with Adrian Molina) opened up about Coco to EW, discussing why he and Pixar were so careful to maintain the film’s authenticity and its ties to Dia de los Muertos (a.k.a. the Day of the Dead). That included multiple trips to Mexico, hiring an entirely Latino voice cast, and consulting with Mexican storytellers and artists.

“The day John Lasseter gave the thumbs up for this movie, I immediately felt this huge weight drop onto my shoulders,” Unkrich told EW. “Because I knew that we were doing something different than we had ever made at the studio and that for the first time, we were going to have this enormous responsibility to do right by this culture and not lapse into stereotype or cliché.”

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Coco opens Nov. 22, 2017.

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