A great gift for Pixar fans on Christmas day was yet another image from Coco. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we also have some details on the newest still.
Without context, it appears that this is a crucial moment in the film, a victorious one of Miguel in his quest to pursue music which is forbidden by his family.
The lighting in this still is phenomenal. The light pouring in through the windows gives this image an ethereal quality, along with the gold dust. Is the dust a result of Miguel playing the guitar, or is it some sort of magical property? Or both?
In the shot above, you’re catching Miguel in a beautiful, pivotal moment: He’s just committed a literal grave act and borrowed — just borrowed! — the guitar hanging in De La Cruz’s tomb. Unfortunately, it’s Dia de Muertos, and Miguel’s well-intentioned deed of grave robbery is badly-timed, and he’s about to be inadvertently sent to the Land of the Dead, where he’ll come face to face with the same great-great-relatives who banned music in his family.
Director Lee Unkrich also clarifies that Coco is not a traditional musical. And the final musical moment in Toy Story 3 actually helped to inspire this film!
Coco heads to theaters on November 22, 2017.