Western Animation / Coco

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Coco is an upcoming computer-animated film by Pixar, set to be released on November 22, 2017.

Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, the film will tell the story of a 12-year-old Mexican boy named Miguel Rivera who, living in a family of music-hating shoemakers, ends up creating one of the most extraordinary family reunions ever upon discovering a generation-old mystery surrounding this so-called "music curse".

A first look into the film's concept can be viewed here. The teaser trailer for the film can be viewed here, as well. Dante's Lunch "Short Film" trailer. A new Frozen short titled Olaf's Frozen Adventure will premier along with the movie.

Coco provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Advertising by Association: As usual with Pixar films, the trailer says "From the creators of Toy Story and Finding Dory".
  • Ambition Is Evil: The villain's Backstory: Ernesto de la Cruz only became the star he was after he murdered Hector and stole his songs.
  • Black Comedy: Inevitable in an animated comedy where half of the cast are living dead.
  • Canine Companion: Miguel's dog Dante accompanies him on his journey.
  • Concert Climax: The climax takes place at Ernesto de la Cruz's "Sunrise Spectacular". It's something of a combination of the Action Movie and Romantic Comedy versions of this trope, as it involves a Race Against the Clock, the villain being exposed to the world, and the reunion of Hector with his family.
  • Deader Than Dead: Skeletons vanish from the Land of the Dead when the living no longer remember them.
  • Dem Bones: The dead are all depicted as friendly-looking skeletons.
  • Flower Motifs: There are marigold petals covering the floor in de la Cruz's tomb. They also form the bridge between the world of the living and the dead, and a petal is used to embody the blessing that can return a living person from the Land of the Dead.
  • Girls Have Cooties: Miguel makes a disgusted face while watching a romance scene in one of De La Cruz's old movies.
  • Hereditary Curse: Sort of. The reason that the Riveras hate music is because, due to Miguel’s great-great-grandfather abandoning his family to become a performer and that Riveras have suffered since then, they believe that they've been "cursed" by it. In truth, Hector was ready to return to them but was murdered by Ernesto before he could.
  • Magic Music: Miguel strumming de la Cruz's guitar in his tomb seems to be what causes him to cross over between worlds.
  • Meaningful Name: Miguel's pet dog Dante is named after the famous author of The Divine Comedy. Like the narrator of The Divine Comedy, this Dante also a living being visiting the afterlife.
  • The Musical: The first one for Pixar.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Ernesto de la Cruz bears more than a passing resemblance to Pedro Infante.
  • Older Sidekick: So old they've been dead for decades! Hector becomes this to Miguel in the Land of the Dead.
  • Pretend We're Dead: To blend in with the dead, Miguel puts on a skeletal face paint and attempts to walk like them.
  • Race Against the Clock: Miguel has until the next sunrise to return to his own world or he’ll be trapped in the Land of the Dead forever as a skeleton AND Hector will become Deader Than Dead.
  • The Reveal: The second and third acts are bridged by two of these. First, Ernesto de la Cruz is a fraud; Hector wrote the songs that made him famous...and Ernesto stole them (and his guitar) and murdered him. Second, Hector is Miguel's actual great-great-grandfather.
  • Scenery Porn: The city is displayed in vivid, colorful detail, as visible here.
  • Secondary Character Title: Coco is Miguel's great-grandmother, but warrants the title because she's also Hector's daughter — the muse who inspired his songs and the last person in the Land of the Living who remembers him.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Dante is a dopey but loveable Mexican Hairless Dog, or Xoloitzcuintli.
  • Stock Femur Bone: The short "Dante's Lunch" is about Dante the dog chasing after one of these, which ends up belonging to one of the visiting skeleton ancestors.
  • To Hell and Back: Sort of. Miguel does go to the afterlife, but he does so accidentally, and it's more of a colorful fantasy world than a hellish nightmare land.