By Ashley Moon|Dec. 8,2016
You may have heard that Pixar is trying their hand at Dias de los Muertos. Set in Mexico, the upcoming original film Coco focuses on Miguel, a twelve-year-old musician who ends up lost in the Land of the Dead. Described as “music-packed-but-not-quite-musical”, Coco will feature the talents of Benjamin Bratt, Gael García Bernal, and Renée Victor, as well as introduce newcomer Anthony Gonzalez.
Director Lee Unkrich, known for his work on Toy Story 3 and Monsters Inc., was set on having an inclusive Latinx cast from the beginning.
“It was important to us from day one that we had an all-Latino cast,” Unkrich told Time.
We at ShopLatinxBiz are overwhelmingly happy to share this news. Representation is incredibly important to marginalized communities, especially when we continuously see our stories and culture and history told through the lense of someone who isn’t a part of the community.
While a trailer for Coco hasn’t been released yet, Pixar tweeted a picture of the characters that definitely had me questioning who the hell was cutting onions near me.