While you still have to wait a while longer to see the next Pixar movie, Coco, a short film set in the movie’s universe has arrived. Titled “Dante’s Lunch,” the video follows the Xolo dog Dante and his quest for a bone. Since Coco is set in a magical, Day of the Dead-like world, this is no ordinary bone.
As you’ll see, the bone does not exactly cooperate, leading to some silly and endearing hijinks.
Coco director Lee Unkrich told Yahoo Movies (via Game Informer) that Dante’s Lunch was produced “early” in the process of making Coco as part of an effort to learn more about Dante and how he operates.
The movie follows the story of a boy, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez), who wants to be a musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). After a “mysterious chain of events,” Miguel gets pulled into the Land of the Dead where he goes on an adventure with a “charming trickster” named Hector (voice of Gael Garcia Bernal) to learn more about his family history.
Coco is co-directed by Monsters University‘s Adrian Molina and produced by Toy Story 3‘s Darla K. Anderson. The movie opens on November 22, the day before Thanksgiving Day.
It’s one of two Pixar movies planned for release this year, following Cars 3 in June. Looking further out, Pixar’s The Incredibles 2 is coming in 2018, with Toy Story 4 lined up for 2019.