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This Is The Complete All-Star Latino Cast Of Pixar’s ‘Coco’

It’s been almost four years since we first heard about “Coco” — Pixar’s film about Day of the Dead — and each bread crumb they’ve been dropping leaves us in full anticipation of its release in November. While we’re super excited that Gael Garcia Bernal and Benjamin Bratt are attached to the film, we just learned which other actors will also lend their voices to the film. The best part about it: they’re all Latinos!!

Here’s the all-star Latino cast of “Coco”:

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Anthony Gonzalez will play the lead role of Miguel. According to Pixar, Miguel is 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.”

Gael Garcia Bernal

Bernal will play the role of 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.”

Alanna Ubach

You might remember this Puerto Rican-Mexican actress from the films “Legally Blonde” and “Meet the Fockers.” Here’s Pixar’s description of Mama 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.”

Gabriel Iglesias

The popular comedian will play the role of a “head clerk” in the Land of the Dead’s “Department of Family Reunions.”

Jaime Camil

The “Jane the Virgin” star will play the role of Papá. Camil previously lent his voice to Disney’s “Elena of Avalor.” According to Pixar, Camil will be “Miguel’s supportive father who hopes that someday Miguel will join him in the family shoemaking business.”

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After the cast was revealed, the Mexican actress tweeted: “Con mucha emoción les comparto que soy parte de la familia hermosa película que se estrena este año!!” Her role is described by Pixar as “Miguel’s loving mother who gently encourages her son to embrace their family’s traditions.”

Edward James Olmos

This legendary Mexican-American actor will play the role of “Chicharrón” who is described as a “curmudgeonly friend of Hector’s who is sadly being forgotten—an unfortunate condition in the Land of the Dead.”

Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt will be playing the role of Ernesto De La Cruz, described as “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.”

Selena Luna

Luna wrote on Instagram: “I am so PROUD to be part of @DisneyPixar’s first ever All-Latino Cast!” She will play the role of “Tia Rosita,” described by Pixar as “Miguel’s late aunt who resides in the Land of the Dead.”

Cheech Marin

Cheech Marin, best known as a pothead in the “Cheech & Chong” movie series, will now be a corrections officer in “Coco.” What a difference a few decades makes.

Blanca Araceli

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Araceli, who has appeared on “The Bridge,” “Southland,” and “East Los High,” will play the emcee, the “host of a colorful talent show in the Land of the Dead.”

Here’s the latest trailer for “Coco”:

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READ: Pixar’s First Trailer For “Coco” Is Absolutely Magical

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This Elementary School Held A Flash Mob Where Kids Dressed Up And Danced To Selena And Celia Cruz And I’m Crying At My Desk

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This Elementary School Held A Flash Mob Where Kids Dressed Up And Danced To Selena And Celia Cruz And I’m Crying At My Desk

The fear of losing our Latinidad as our kids learn to assimilate to American culture is very real. As new and older generations come and go, younger Latinos born in the U.S. are less likely to speak Spanish, and know how to cook certain recipes or the moves of certain dances. Fortunately, one elementary located in the city of Los Angeles, California is taking literal steps and classes to ensure la cultura never dies.

In a recent post to the elementary school’s Facebook page, little kids are seen putting on a performance of Selena’s “La Caracha.”

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In the video posted to Facebook, dozens of kindergarten students from Euclid Avenue Elementary are seen dancing along to “La Carcacha.” While the boys wear leather vests, the girls are suited up in outfits that channel Selena’s purple jumpsuit.

But the display of vida did NOT stop there.

The event soon turned into a display of Afro-Latina celebration when the school’s second graders turned up for Celia Cruz

Like just LOOK at all of those little Celia’s in training dancing to “La Vida Es Un Carnaval.”

And because the party could just not stop the school’s First Graders danced to “Un Poco Loco” from Coco.

Honestly, my heart is about to burst watching these little guys expertly dance to the “Coco” theme song. And not only are the kids wearing the sweetest traditional outfits the little boys are wearing fake guitars!!!!

Guys!! And The Third Graders Dance the Tarantela!

And there goes my heart. Bursting into a million little pieces and being simultaneously full again.

These Fans Theories About What A ‘Coco’ Sequel Would Look Like Sees Miguel At 17 And Returning To The Land Of The Dead

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These Fans Theories About What A ‘Coco’ Sequel Would Look Like Sees Miguel At 17 And Returning To The Land Of The Dead

To say our worlds were rocked when Pixar finally gave us a touching film about la cultura a few years ago would be the biggest understatement of the century. ‘Coco,’ the 2017 American 3D computer-animated fantasy starring Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt filled our hearts and also brought us to tears. Still, as satisfying as the film was, there’s no doubt it left us craving more. And it looks like we might just get it.

An IMDB page for Coco 2 has been created and I’m sorry but I can’t stop freaking out!!

According to IMDB user anthandsoc-95189 who appears to have long had the inside scoop on upcoming films, ‘Coco 2: Return To the Land Of the Living’ is in the works! Some digging around has also revealed that another sight might have information on the plot and characters of the sequel film. Of course, this information has yet to be confirmed and might be purely a wish, but if it is we’ll dream big!

According to IMDB ‘Coco 2’ will take place 6 years after the first film

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The IMDB page says “It’s been 6 years since the events happened for Miguel. But when Hector, Imelda, and his great grand-abuelos need Miguel’s help to come back to the Land of the Living because some mysterious sinister masked skeleton is haunting and rules their world with an iron fist and sword and hates music.”

Which means, if IMDB is correct, we haven’t seen the last of Mama Coco!

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Sweet Coco could have a really big role in the new film!!

Of course, other sites have other insights into the could-be sequel…

Because of course everyone has an opinion!

According to Fandom.com ‘Coco 2’ will take place six years after the first film.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

We’ll see Miguel’s family attempt to throw him a fiesta, but sadly Miguel, still upset about Mama Coco’s death, will be upset.

When Miguel meets a sophisticated, ghostly and well-bred skeletal spirit Miguel will attempt to return to The Land Of The Dead for a vacation.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Now that’s an insane idea for a spring break.

In this version of the sequel, Miguel will a dark black hole to go back to The Land Of The Dead, to see Papa Hector and Mamma Imelda.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Of course, Miguel will be astonished when he sees his old family members for another time and finally gets to see Mama Coco.

Soon enough, Miguel is racing against time, once again, to avoid being a skeleton.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

But this time, Marcel might not be so bothered by the idea of living amongst the dead for forever.

Of course, all of this is speculative. Who knows if Pixar has plans for a sequel in the works, but as one fan points out this clip by Pixar on the DVD release has some great hints!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VplFL0KS75s

Fingers crossed!

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