The holidays just got a little brighter as Lee Unkrich (Director) has revealed the first still image from the upcoming Pixar film, Coco. The picture shows the title character, Miguel, excitedly strumming a B-note on what appears to be his Great-Great-Grandfather’s (Ernesto de la Cruz) famed skull guitar. As Lee mentioned, be sure to check out the 2017 Preview issue of the upcoming Entertainment Weekly magazine for even more information regarding, Coco.
Updated – Entertainment Weekly has released their post about the film along with a few additional details surrounding the film. The post confirms that this is indeed the moment that Miguel first strums Ernesto’s guitar inside his mausoleum. Additionally, the article includes a few interview callouts with Unkrich as well — including a note about the authenticity that Unkrich sought when making the film.
“The day John Lasseter gave the thumbs up for this movie, I immediately felt this huge weight drop onto my shoulders 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”
Unkrich even noted that three weeks after Lasseter green-lit the film, the crew hurried to Mexico to fully take in Dia de los Muertos first-hand. Pixar flew out story artists, production designers, and even sound crew to Mexico to take in the aesthetic pulse of villages. Check out even more details in the EW article.
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