Pixar Unveils Dante’s Lunch Short About Dog Featured in Upcoming Coco
Pixar has unveiled this adorable short, Dante’s Lunch, to tease their upcoming feature Coco, and we’re guessing you’re going to love it. Dante is the mischievous best friend of Miguel (newcomer Anthony Gonzalez), the star of Coco. In the short, Dante’s hungry and looking for a little lunch when he finds what every dog knows to be a great appetizer, a bone. The only issue is this bone has a mind of it’s own, and Dante’s lunch turns into an epic, supernatural adventure for the poor, hungry mutt.
This is a tasty little tease for the broader story of Coco, which follows Miguel, a 12-year-old boy living in a Mexican village, who, despite growing up amongst a family of shoemakers, wants nothing more than to be a musician. This desire is given some credibility when he discovers a hidden link between himself and his favorite late singer, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), but his journey to self-discover accidentally maroons him in the Land of the Dead, where Miguel and Dante find themselves mingling with the souls of his ancestors who had banned music from the family in the first place.
Coco features an entirely-Latino cast, including Gael García Bernal (Y Tu Mamá También, Mozart in the Jungle) and Renee Victor (Weeds, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones). This is the fifth Pixar flick under Lee Unkrich’s leadership—he previously co-directed Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo, and directed Toy Story 3.
Coco opens in theaters November 22, just in time for Thanksgiving. You can check out the short below.
Featured image: Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) and Coco find themselves in teh Land of the Dead. Courtesy Pixar/Walt Disney Pictures.