2017 | Family Animation
Chronicles the journey of Miguel who dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like the celebrated Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). But when he strums his idol’s guitar, he sets off a mysterious chain of events more
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Wednesday, November 22, 20172D/3D
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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.
Trivia & Production Notes
- “As artists and filmmakers, we couldn’t help but be drawn to the striking visuals of Dia de los Muertos,” said director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson. “But it was the celebration’s core themes of family, remembrance and connection across generations that resonated within and truly inspired us. Dia de los Muertos is as singular as the Mexican culture, while at the same time completely universal in its message.
“In our story,” they continued, “the celebration of Dia de los Muertos serves as the perfect backdrop for our main character to ask where he comes from, what his place is within his family, and how families stay woven together across time through the simple act of remembrance.”
- The film is about a 12-year-old boy named Miguel, who grew up in rural Mexico. He sparks a chain of events linked to “a generations-old mystery that forever changes his fate,” according to IGN (8/14/15). The film will explore Miguel’s family history as well.
Also Known As
- Untitled Pixar/Dia de los Muertos Project
- Untitled Pixar Animation Nov. 2017