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Pixar to make movie about Dia de los Muertos

According to the LA Times:

An upcoming Pixar film will center on Día de los Muertos — the Mexican holiday honoring the dead — the animation studio announced at the CinemaCon convention of theater owners in Las Vegas this week. Director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson, the team behind “Toy Story 3,” will collaborate on the as-yet-untitled movie.

As is often the case with its long-gestating projects, Pixar revealed little else about the Día de los Muertos movie, which will presumably take many visual cues from the spooky holiday’s focus on skulls, masks and Mexican marigolds.”

A release date hasn’t been announced, but we’re curious to see the end result and hope Hollywood gets it right.

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Comments

  1. Thats great News

  2. Hmmm… :/ We’ll see how this goes. I hope it’s culturally relevant.

  3. I wonder how many Latinos will be working on the project? I probably would be more excited if the director or producer were Latino (maybe they are). I’m sure Pixar will do a good job but yet, when are Latinos going to be given the opportunity to tell their own stories?

  4. - let’s see how many non-hispanics are gonna bitch about THIS one.

  5. Nice!!! That reminds me another great movie related to that day: “La leyenda de la Nahuala”, extremely funny.

  6. I can imagine all the Latino stereotypes galore.

  7. Catholics/Christians have absolutely NO business celebrating pagan stuff. On the other hand, I wonder how many of my Indigenous brothers and sisters will be on the project for THEIR ancestral celebration?

  8. Its not Latino, Helena. It is Indigenous Pre-Colombian … loooooong before any Europeans who spoke Spanish were even born let alone here in the Americas.

  9. Id like to see some Maya or Amayra work on the centuries old celebration project.

  10. Id like to see some Maya or Amayra work on the centuries old celebration project.

  11. NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  12. NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  13. How so you all feel about human sacrifices? Thank God for the Spaniards ending that.

  14. How so you all feel about human sacrifices? Thank God for the Spaniards ending that.

  15. Let’s hope Hollywood gets it right (they’ll probably fuck it up)! Plus, Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday!! It shouldn’t be to hard to find Mexican actors and actresses in southern California!!

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