Pixar may have lost the Oscar for Best Animated Feature to Disney for three of the last four years, but it has a strong contender this year with its Thanksgiving release “Coco.” Watch the new trailer above. This touching family film directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”) is the first from the blockbuster studio to feature an all-Latino voice cast. Pixar unveiled a press release this week announcing all of the cast and characters you’ll see in the animated flick about the Day of the Dead, so scroll down to see the full details.
“Coco” tells the story of young Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), who’s forbidden to play music by his family so he turns to the late Mexican guitarist Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt) for inspiration. Simply touching Ernesto’s guitar takes him to the Land of the Dead where he meets Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal), a charmer who just happens to be a skeleton. Together, the unlikely duo seeks to uncover the true story of Miguel’s family.
Anthony Gonzalez (“Ice Box,” “The Last Ship”) lends his voice to Miguel, a 12-year-old aspiring musician who struggles against his family’s generations-old ban on music. When a magical mishap lands him in the Land of the Dead, Miguel seeks out his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, to help him return to the Land of the Living before it’s too late.
Gael Garcia Bernal (“Mozart in the Jungle”) helps bring to life Hector, a charming trickster in the Land of the Dead who is forced to enlist help from Miguel to visit the Land of the Living.
Benjamin Bratt (“Star,” “Doctor Strange”) is the voice of Miguel’s idol Ernesto de la Cruz, the most famous musician in the history of Mexico. Revered by fans worldwide until his untimely death, the charming and charismatic musician is even more beloved in the Land of the Dead.
Ana Ofelia Muruia (“Mozart in the Jungle,” “Bandidas”) voices Miguel’s cherished great-grandmother Mama Coco. She is very old and fragile, but that doesn’t stop Miguel from sharing his daily adventures with her.
Renee Victor (“Weeds,” “The Apostle”) provides the authoritative voice of Abuelita, Miguel’s grandmother and the ultimate enforcer of the Rivera family’s ban on music. She loves her family very much and will do anything to protect them. But when she gets angry, she wields a mean slipper.
Jaime Camil (“Jane the Virgin,” “Elena of Avalor,” “Secret Lives of Pets”) is the voice of Papa, Miguel’s supportive father who hopes that someday Miguel will join him in the family shoemaking business.
Sofia Espinosa (“Gloria”) provides the voice of Miguel’s loving Mama who gently encourages her son to embrace their family’s traditions.
Luis Valdez (“Which Way Is Up,” director “La Bamba” & “Cisco Kid”) is the voice of Tio Berto, Miguel’s uncle, a hard worker in the Rivera family shoemaking business.
Lombardo Boyar (“Happy Feet,” “Murder in the First”) lends his voice to a friendly Mariachi who Miguel encounters in Santa Cecilia Plaza.
Edward James Olmos (“Blade Runner,” “Stand and Deliver”) lends his voice to Chicharron, a curmudgeonly friend of Hector’s who is sadly being forgotten—an unfortunate condition in the Land of the Dead.
Alanna Ubach (“Meet the Fockers,” “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”) provides the voice of Mama Imelda, Miguel’s great-great-grandmother, the matriarch of the Rivera family and the founder of their successful shoemaking business. Miguel meets Mamá Imelda in the Land of the Dead and discovers she does not share his passion for music.
Selene Luna (“My Bloody Valentine,” “Celebrity Wife Swap”) voices Tia Rosita, Miguel’s late aunt who resides in the Land of the Dead.
Alfonso Arau (“Three Amigos,” director/producer “Like Water for Chocolate,” director “A Walk in the Clouds”) is the voice of Papa Julio, Miguel’s late great-grandfather who he meets in Land of the Dead.
Herbert Siguenza (“Larry Crowne,” “Ben 10: Alien Swarm”) lends his voice to both Tio Oscar and Tio Felipe, Miguel’s late identical twin uncles who he meets in the Land of the Dead.
Octavio Solis (playwright “Lydia, Santos & Santos”) is the voice of an Arrival Agent in the Land of the Dead’s Grand Central Station.
Gabriel Iglesias (“Planes,” “The Nut Job,” “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”) provides the voice of the Head Clerk in the Land of the Dead’s “Department of Family Reunions.”
Cheech Marin (“Cars 3,” “Tin Cup,” “Nash Bridges”) is the voice of a Corrections Officer in the Land of the Dead.
Blanca Araceli (“The Bridge”) voices the Emcee for a colorful talent show in the Land of the Dead.