It is now less than a month until Pixar’s latest creation is released and we could not be more excited for it.
Coco is a multi-dimensional story following the journey of young Miguel, who dreams of becoming a famous singer like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. An unexpected chain of events lands Miguel, and his dog Dante, in the land of the dead.
Anthony Gonzalez as Miguel Rivera
Taking on the lead role, Gonzalez is a young American actor who has appeared in television series including The Bridge and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. Just 12 years old, this is Gonzalez’s biggest role so far, for which he is already being highly praised. As well as being an actor, he is also a highly skilled singer, thanks to his experiences in a mariachi band from a young age.
Gael Garcia Bernal as Hector
Perhaps best known for his leading role in Amazon Studio’s Mozart in the Jungle, Bernal is a highly successful actor who has won numerous awards including the 2016 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Comedy. In Coco he will be playing Hector, a trickster from the Land of the Dead who enlists Miguel in order to visit the Land of the Living.
Benjamin Bratt as Ernesto de la Cruz
Bratt is no stranger to voice acting, having voiced the villainous El Macho in Despicable Me 2. This time around, however, he’ll be playing a much nicer character, as Cruz is Miguel’s inspiration and the whole reason why he aspires to be a famous singer.
Renée Victor as Abuelita
Best known for her role as Lupita on Weeds, Victor is the voice of Miguel’s grandmother and the driving force behind his ban from music. With this being such a major part of Miguel’s life, we are intrigued to see how their relationship plays out on screen.
Ana Ofelia Murguia as Mamá Coco
Murguia is a Mexican actress who will be voicing Miguel’s great-grandmother. UnsurprisinglyMama Coco is expected to be a major presence in Miguel’s life, and we cannot wait to find out more about this character when the film is released.
Edward James Olmos as Chicharrón
Like Garcia, Olmos will be voicing a character from the Land of the Dead. Prior to his role in Coco, Olmos has taken on many prolific roles and appeared in films including Battlestar Galactica and Miami Vice. In addition to his acting career, he has also been a longtime pioneer for more diversified roles for Hispanics within the US media.
Jaime Camil as Papá
Jane the Virgin’s very own Rogelio de la Vega is lending his wonderful voice to the world of Coco as Miguel’s father. Whilst Jane the Virgin may be his most prolific role, Camil is widely known within the telenovela industry and has also made numerous appearances on stage, including an extended run as Billy Flynn in Chicago last summer. Like Bratt, he is no stranger to voice acting, having had a small role in last year’s The Secret Life of Pets.
Additional cast members include Sofia Espinosa, Luis Valdez and Selene Luna and we are already loving the sounds of this diverse range of characters. We cannot wait to meet them. Will you be joining us?
Coco is released on November 22nd, 2017.