We absolutely cannot wait to see Disney•Pixar’s upcoming film Coco and now we have even more reasons to get excited. Earlier in the year, we were treated to a beautiful poster and the video “Dante’s Lunch: A Short Tail”, both featuring the adorable Xolo (Mexican hairless dog), Dante. We also got a look at the first teaser trailer, which delighted us and took our breath away. Today, we have a list of the characters in the film, as well as the voice talent who will portray them. And if that’s not enough, we’re getting a brand new poster, too! Here’s everything we know so far:
As a refresher, Disney•Pixar’s Coco is a multi-generational story about the power of family relationships and features characters from the Land of the Living, and their loved ones who’ve moved on to the Land of the Dead. The story follows young Miguel, who dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. After a mysterious chain of events, Miguel finds himself magically transported to the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead, where he meets charming trickster Hector, and sets off on a journey to find out the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Disney•Pixar’s Coco is directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist on Monsters University), and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3.) Unkrich said of the film:
“These parallel worlds couldn’t be more different. One is the Rivera family’s charming and hardworking hometown of Santa Cecilia, and the other is the vibrant, rich land where loved ones go when they’ve passed. Coco introduces characters from both worlds on the eve of Día de los Muertos—one extraordinary night when a living boy named Miguel gets a glimpse of the other side.”
“Our voice cast is incredibly talented, helping to shape our eclectic group of characters. Each actor has told us they find something relatable in this film, so they’re finding it easy to capture the heart of this story—it’s all about family, so we hope that these characters will resonate with everyone.”
Here’s the epic list of the Coco voice cast and the characters they play:
From the Land of the Living
ANTHONY GONZALEZ (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.
ANA OFELIA MURGUÍA (MAMA COCO)
Miguel’s cherished great-grandmother. She is very old and fragile, but that doesn’t stop Miguel from sharing his daily adventures with her.
RENÉE VICTOR (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 (PAPÁ)
Miguel’s supportive father who hopes that someday Miguel will join him in the family shoemaking business.
SOFÍA ESPINOSA (MAMÁ)
Miguel’s loving mother who gently encourages her son to embrace their family’s traditions.
LUIS VALDEZ (TÍO BERTO)
Miguel’s uncle, a hard worker in the Rivera family shoemaking business.
LOMBARDO BOYAR (MARIACHI)
A friendly musician who Miguel encounters in Santa Cecilia Plaza.
From the Land of the Dead
GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL (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 (ERNESTO DE LA CRUZ)
Miguel’s idol and 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.
EDWARD JAMES OLMOS (CHICHARRÓN)
A curmudgeonly friend of Hector’s who is sadly being forgotten—an unfortunate condition in the Land of the Dead.
ALANNA UBACH (MAMÁ 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 (TÍA ROSITA)
Miguel’s late aunt who resides in the Land of the Dead.
ALFONSO ARAU (PAPÁ JULIO)
Miguel’s late great-grandfather who he meets in Land of the Dead.
HERBERT SIGUENZA (TÍO OSCAR and TÍO FELIPE)
Miguel’s late identical twin uncles who he meets in the Land of the Dead.
OCTAVIO SOLIS (ARRIVAL AGENT)
The Arrival Agent in the Land of the Dead’s Grand Central Station.
GABRIEL IGLESIAS (HEAD CLERK)
Head Clerk in the Land of the Dead’s “Department of Family Reunions.”
CHEECH MARIN (CORRECTIONS OFFICER)
A Corrections Officer in the Land of the Dead.
BLANCA ARACELI (EMCEE)
The host of a colorful talent show in the Land of the Dead.
What. An. Amazing. Cast. We absolutely cannot wait to see these characters come to life! And now, take a look at this gorgeous new poster:
We are counting down the days until we can see Disney•Pixar’s Coco on November 22.