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"We made a commitment early on that we would have an all-Latino cast..." - hmv.com talks to the director and producer of Coco
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"We made a commitment early on that we would have an all-Latino cast..." - hmv.com talks to the director and producer of Coco

The latest animated adventure from Disney Pixar takes its inspiration from the long-held Mexican tradition of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), an annual celebration held on November 2nd in which families gather together to pray for other family members who have passed away. But if you think that sounds like morbid subject matter for an animated adventure then think again; much like the celebrations themselves, Disney's new film is bursting with life and colour, as well as the humour that we've come to expect from any Disney Pixar movie.

Coco features an all-Latino cast and tells the story of a young boy named Miguel Rivera with a passion for music and an ambition to emulate the achievements of his ancestor, the popular Mexican troubador Ernesto de la Cruz. When the boy is accidentally transported to the fabled Land of the Dead, Miguel seizes the opportunity to hunt down his great-great-Grandfather and meet him face to face.

With Coco arriving in stores on Monday (May 21st) we sat down with director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson to talk about their new film...

 

 

Coco is available in hmv stores from Monday May 21st - you can also find the film here in our online store...

Coco
Coco Adrian Molina, Lee Unkrich

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