The overall quality of animated films has risen greatly in recent years, to the point where it’s no longer just a Pixar world that everyone else is living in. But there is still one thing that the people at Pixar do better than a lot of their peers. Their stories are both wildly entertaining and deeply personal, often imparting important life lessons amid all of the eye candy. For movies that are supposedly made for kids, they’re certainly unafraid to tackle complex topics even some adults have a hard time dealing with.
Their newest original movie is Coco, which looks like it’s going to be all about the importance of ancestry and legacy. And it also looks, well, absolutely gorgeous.
But before you hit play on the trailer, here’s 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 colorful 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.”
Coco hits theaters on November 22, 2017.