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COCO, the new Disney•Pixar movie, will open the 15th FICM

COCO, the new Disney•Pixar production, will be screened for the first time during the opening event of Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) on October 20, 2017, as part of our 15th anniversary celebration (#15FICM,#PixarCocoMX).

It is the first time the festival will open with an animated movie.

Inspired by Mexico’s people and rich culture, Disney•Pixar’s COCO is a new original story that pays homage to Día de Muertos, a tradition whose annual celebration in Morelia an the rest of Mexico are renowned.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz . 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.

COCO is directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3, 2010), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University, 2013) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3). Disney•Pixar’s COCO opens in Mexico on October 27th, 2017, one month before the rest of the world.