Thinking of the themes of past Pixar projects it’s hard to think of what they might cover next? Coco director Lee Unkrich revealed that he had been working on a Dia de los Muertos (Mexican Day of the Dead) title since 2012, adding that he was drawn by the festival’s striking visuals. Producer Darla K. Anderson also added that the themes of family, remembrance and connection across the generations also intrigued them on presenting a story around the festival.
Coco is described as “the celebration of a lifetime, where the discovery of a generations-old mystery leads to a most extraordinary and surprising family reunion“. With the success of an original premise film like Inside Out earlier this year, Pixar are looking to not rely on delivering sequels to their already successful franchises. This luck is hoping to be continued for The Good Dinosaur which is released on November 27. Coco is to be released in Autumn 2017, joining Toy Story 4 which will be released on June 16, 2017.