Release date: November 22, 2017
Miguel Rivera (Anthony Gonzalez), 12, lives in a Mexican village. He comes from a long line of shoemakers who hate music because decades earlier, Miguels great-great-grandfather abandoned his wife Imelda and their children in order to follow his dream of becoming a famous performer.
The boy hates the idea of becoming a shoemaker. Instead, he idolizes late movie star/musician Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt) and wants to be a musician, like his idol.
While trying to borrow a guitar so he can enter a talent competition, Miguel discovers an link between himself and Ernesto and accidentally enters the Land of the Dead. There, along with his stray dog, Dante, he meets his ancestors, whose photos have been placed on a table in Miguel's family home so that their souls can return to the living for a day.
Miguel, who wants to earn his familys blessing to play music discovers a family secret and is desperate to return to the Land of the Living but that may not be as easy as he thought.
Runtime: 109 min
Director: Lee Unkrich
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Producer: Darla K. Anderson
Screenplay: Adrian Molina, Matthew Aldrich
Cast: Gael García Bernal,Anthony Gonzales,Benjamin Bratt,Alanna Ubach,Renée Victor,Jaime Camil,Alfonso Arau,Herbert Siguenza,Edward James Olmos,Cheech Marin,John Ratzenberger