Pixar's 'Coco' unveils all-Latino voice cast, character details
Pixar is heading to the Land of the Dead.
Cars 3 may be speeding into theaters later this month, but in November, Pixar will unveil its brand new adventure: Coco. The first teaser trailer (released in March) introduced the film’s premise — a young aspiring guitarist named Miguel finds himself transported into the Land of the Dead — and now, Disney has shared the entire cast list, along with a few additional character details.
Newcomer Anthony Gonzalez lends his voice to Miguel Rivera, a 12-year-old boy who loves music, despite his family’s longtime ban on all things melodic. (Renée Victor voices his strict but fiercely devoted Abuelita, while Ana Ofelia Murguía plays Miguel’s beloved great-grandmother, Mamá Coco.) When he and his dog Dante find themselves transported from their hometown of Santa Cecilia to the Land of the Dead, he teams up with a trickster named Hector (Gael García Bernal) to track down Miguel’s deceased musical idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt) and try to find his way home.
Coco boasts an all-Latino cast, and the recently announced additions include Jane the Virgin star Jaime Camil and Sofía Espinosa as Miguel’s parents and Luis Valdez as Miguel’s uncle. In the Land of the Dead, Miguel encounters deceased family members like his great-great-grandmother Mamá Imelda (Alanna Ubach), his aunt Tía Rosita (Selene Luna), his great-grandfather Papá Julio (Alfonso Arau), and his twin uncles Tío Oscar and Tío Felipe (Herbert Siguenza).
Other residents of the Land of the Dead include the curmudgeonly Chicharrón (Edward James Olmos) and a corrections officer voiced by Cheech Marin.
Disney also shared a gorgeous and colorful new poster for the film, which you can check out below.
Toy Story 3’s Lee Unkrich directed Coco, with Adrian Molina serving as co-director and Darla K. Anderson producing.
Coco will hit theaters on Nov. 22.