November 15, 2017
Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal says working on "Coco",
which narrates the story of an aspiring musician's journey into the land of the
dead, was an amazing experience.
In the animated movie, aspiring musician Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Héctor (voice of Bernal) on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.
"I have two little kids, so I see these films all the time," Bernal said in a statement.
"I dreamt of working with Pixar, but to do a project that is such a complex and transversal story, which also happens to take place in Mexico where I'm from, was just amazing. Everything appealed to me -- the music, the colour, the story, the characters-everything," he added.
Bernal also listed down reasons his character is similar to Baloo from "The Jungle Book".
"When I was a kid, I was struck by Baloo's laid-back philosophy on life. And I feel that in many ways, Héctor doesn't hold onto frustrations, prejudices or resentment. Héctor may be a little on the thin side, but he's very funny," he said.
Disney-Pixar's "Coco" will release in India on November 24.
"Coco" features an original score from Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino, a song by Oscar winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco and co-director Adrian Molina.
It showcases the importance of family, honouring one's ancestors and following one's dreams.