In Pixar’s early history, we were spoiled – when a film from the studio was released in the theaters, it was usually accompanied by a first look at the next Pixar film. The teasers would provide early looks at the films, which would often be about a year away from release. In recent years, Disney and Pixar have stepped away from this practice, preferring to unveil a teaser or trailer closer to the film’s release date. Another complicating factor is that 2017 is seeing the release of two Pixar films, a rarity, up until this point, that may become a common occurrence in the future. Now we hear that a trailer for the studio’s second film this year, Coco, will be getting a release sooner than you think.
According to Trailer Track, a site that tracks the release dates for trailers in the U.K., the British Board of Film Classification has rated a 90-second first look at Coco, which means the teaser/trailer is likely headed to a screen near you soon (via /Film). Given that Disney’s expected box-office smash, the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, is arriving in theaters mid-March, the first look at Coco may be released online within the next few weeks.
Coco, the second Pixar film from director Lee Unkrich, is highly anticipated for a number of reasons – Unkrich’s first credit as a Pixar director was on Toy Story 3, and Coco is based on an original story (which fans of the studio are always asking for). The various synopses that have been released so far state:
From director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson, the filmmaking team behind the Academy Award®-winning Toy Story 3, comes a wholly original Pixar Animation Studios film that delves into the vibrant holiday of Día de los Muertos.
Coco is the celebration of a lifetime, where the discovery of a generations-old mystery leads to a most extraordinary and surprising family reunion.
Stay tuned for the Coco teaser. Meanwhile, the film will be released in theaters on November 22nd.