All Latino Voice Cast for Pixar's Coco
Pixar will be giving a sense of authenticity to its upcoming film Coco by casting an all Latino ensemble. While we already confirmed that newcomer Anthony Gonzales would be taking on the lead of Miguel along side Benjamin Bratt and Gael Garcia Bernal, the remaining cast had been kept under wraps. Now lets take a look at who else is cast in this movie about music, life and death.
Sofia Espinosa (Gloria) and Jaime Camil (Jane the Virgin) will voice Miguels' parents along with Renee Victor (Weeds) as the grandma and Ana Ofelia Murguia (Mozart in the Jungle) as the great-grandmother. They will be joined by Luis Valdez (Which Way Is Up) as the uncle and Lombardo Not at (Happy Feet) as the wacky Mariachi leader. While they all have been cast as part of Miguel's family, there is more casting done with the undead portion of the film.
It starts with Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner) as Chicharron, an unwelcome friend he encounters. There is also Alanna Ubach (Meet the Fockers) Arlene Luna (My Bloody Valentine) Alfonso Arau (Three Amigos) and Herbert Siguenza (Larry Crowns) as Miguel's past family members of great-great grandmother, aunt, great grandfather, and uncle respectively.
This casting and character description tells of a family story confronting both the past and the present for young Miguel. I'm looking forward to this movie even more now with this casting announcement. Pixar is definitely taking a risk by casting all Latino, but I feel like the movie will benefit greatly from this. Coco. Is directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) and Adrian Molina (Monsters University) and opens November 22nd.