‘Coco’ Director Lee Unkrich On His Journey Into The Heart Of Mexico, Firsthand & On Screen

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Winning an Oscar seven years ago for Toy Story 3—his solo directorial debut—
Pixar’s Lee Unkrich looks to be a certain frontrunner again this year with his gorgeously colorful, thematically powerful Día de Muertos drama Coco. Centered on the young, musically-talented Miguel, the film charts the boy’s journey to the Land of the Dead, as he follows his dream—in spite of his conservative upbringing—and visits his deceased ancestors in their domain. Set in Mexico—with the…