If you're a Disney/Pixar fan, but not really in the mood to see Cars 3, you're probably putting all of your hopes on Coco being the film that delivers. With only a still shot on display, the musical romp is still mostly a mystery to the world, so there's not a lot to pin any hopes to. However, that sounds like it's going to change as soon as a couple of weeks from now, as the film's not only submitted its first trailer for ratings approval, but it's also positioned to potentially be attached with Beauty and The Beast.
Trailer Track has the scoop on what looks to be Coco's UK certification for theaters. It's approximately a minute and a half, and required no cuts to be made safe for children. So naturally, the new Disney/Pixar film would be a shoo-in to be included with their new live-action musical, which will probably also contain that new trailer for Cars 3 that we saw debut this past weekend. Telling the story of a young boy and his obsession over music, in a family that's pretty much banned anything remotely musical, Coco promises to be an exciting journey into family and culture.
Though the film does seem to be very similar to a film that had already treaded similar subject matter: Fox's The Book of Life. While Pixar's name will undoubtedly draw attention to Coco, it's hard to put aside the fact that the 2014 animated film will undoubtedly draw more than a couple comparisons. Both films deal with the "forbidden" art of music, as well as deal very heavily with imagery that reflects the artistic aesthetic of the Day of the Dead celebration. How much Coco actually covers the same ground Book of Life did is yet to be seen, but again, this first trailer should give us at least enough information to figure out how we'll differentiate the two films.
Of course, none of this has been confirmed just yet. Coco is being released in November, so if Disney/Pixar want to focus on promoting Cars 3 for the time being, they wouldn't be faulted. But still, the cat is out of the bag so to speak, and a quick look to pique everyone's interests is just the sort of thing that could benefit the project in the long run. There honestly isn't a bad approach at this moment, seeing as the film is such an unknown quantity at this point. For now, we'll just ponder the image of that young boy with his magical guitar, and wonder what mysteries he'll solve and obstacles he'll overcome.
Coco hits theaters on November 22nd, while Beauty and The Beast opens on March 17th.
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