Pixar has never done a musical. That is pretty wild to consider, especially as animated Disney films and songs go hand in hand, but that form has just never snuck into the Pixar repertoire.
That looks to be changing with Coco. Over Christmas, the company shared its first image for the film with EW, as well as a little blurb for the film. It reads:
Miguel, voiced by newcomer Anthony Gonzalez, is a member of the shoemaking Riveras, your average Mexican family that's completely banned music for generations. So, maybe not so average. Ever since his great-great-grandmother Imelda was left alone by her husband (who abandoned his family to pursue a life hitting high notes), there's been a strict no-music ban in the Rivera household, upheld primarily by Miguel's Abuela (Renee Victor).
That won't stop Miguel from pursuing his passion, having grown up idolizing the music and advice of the late singer Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). In fact, it's his worship of De La Cruz—and a shocking discovery about him—that's brought Miguel to the singer's grave…
Footloose in Mexico, with guitars instead of dancing? I can get behind that.
And here is your photo. This looks like it should be good fun! Take a look: