Pixar Studio’s Coco 2: Coco was released in November 2017, right around the time the highly anticipated DCEU Justice League was released. And the film managed to do what can only be called a surprise. It left DC’s Justice League behind in terms of Box office collection. While Pixar is known to take a long time to make a movie, it certainly took a long time to make Coco.
The film follows Miguel as he tries to pursue his dream of music, despite the ban on music in his family. On his journey he ends up in the land of the dead. The movie is a huge hit. And since its release, fans have been waiting for Coco 2.
Is Coco 2 coming?
Unfortunately, neither Disney nor Pixar have made an official announcement about ‘Coco 2’. Likewise, no one affiliated with the 2017 animated film ‘Coco’, including co-directors Adrian Molina and Lee Unkrich, has said that a sequel is in the works. Some of this may be related to delays from the COVID-19 epidemic, productions of all genres in both films. And television has been affected since March 2020.
Pixar also appears to be very selective in which of their films they consider worthy of a sequel to an original story. Even if “Coco 2” starts production this year, it will take a long time to reach theaters as Pixar can take several years to conceive and produce their animated films. If a sequel to ‘Coco’ is made, it won’t be for a few years. For now, you can watch “Coco” on Disney+.
Coco 2: What could happen next?
The first film ended on a happy note, like almost other animated films, with Miguel returning to the living world. But first, Hector’s legacy must be restored and he must reunite with his great-great-grandmother, Imelda. Finally, the video ends with him performing in front of all his living and deceased relatives, lifting his family’s music restriction. The film’s incidents take place during the famous Mexican party Da de Muertos. And it is on this basis that the creators constructed the spirit of the film.
It’s possible that the sequel will get underway a few years after the events of the first film. Miguel’s little sister could go on her own musical explorations, with Miguel relegated to the role of mentor. However, this would require a significant time shift in the film, perhaps five to six years. That also happens to be how long it would take to make the second ‘Coco’ movie. Counting back from the original release date.
If the time shift isn’t substantial, which is more likely, Miguel may return as the protagonist and embark on another journey to the world of the dead to reunite with his older family. Gonzales, of course, hopes to reprise his role in the future. Even if Disney hasn’t officially confirmed it. Regardless of the direction, the sequel takes on Miguel and his sister’s bond. Whether you’re an adult or not, it should be inspiring to witness.
The Luxo Ball!
Pixar Studio is always known for putting Easter eggs and references in its films about their other projects. This gives all Pixars films a sense of belonging. Anyone who has paid enough attention must have seen references like the Pizza Planet Truck.
However, Coco fans had to stay a little closer to the details to see that trademark Luxo Ball. It was, in fact, kept hidden in the land of the dead. We can see Frida Alebrije jumping around during a background scene. The Easter egg is so small you can easily miss it in an instant, but it’s definitely there.
We’re not quite sure exactly how long it was until the afterlife. While it can be said that it was present there since the death of people started. Meanwhile, though, some of the architecture allows us to get an idea of the age of the place. Some of the earliest designs used to connect the bridge of clear leaves appear to be of Aztec origin. The knowledge that this is an ancient culture indicates that the Day of the Dead has been around for hundreds of years.
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