Pixar’s latest animated movie Coco will have its world premiere at the Morelia International Film Festival on Oct. 20 in Morelia, a Mexican city well known for its Day of the Dead celebrations.
The movie will open several weeks ahead of Day of the Dead festivities.
Among the voice talent in the Pixar movie is Gael Garcia Bernal whose touring documentary film festival Ambulante collaborates with the Morelia Film Festival. Garcia Bernal also makes Mexican feature films with producing partner Diego Luna under the banner of Canana Films.
Edward James Olmos and Alanna Ubach also voice roles in the Pixar film that is a comedy about a boy who journeys to the land of the dead.
Oscar winner Lee Unkrich has co-written and co-directed Coco with Adrian Molina.”Coco is the first Pixar movie inspired by the lovely people, the beautiful traditions and the culture of Mexico, so we are honored to have the opportunity to launch it there first,” she informed.
It is said that the filmmakers visited the colonial city of Morelia to do research for the film.
Morelia, one of Mexico’s top film festivals is set to run from October 20 to 29.