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Amid Failures, Disney Fans Speculate a ‘Coco’ Sequel

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There have been recent speculations circulating about Disney potentially releasing a sequel to one of its beloved movies, sparking curiosity among fans about the possibility of Coco 2 hitting the screens in 2024.

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Coco is set in Mexico during the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday, the movie revolves around a young boy named Miguel Rivera and his journey to uncover his family’s musical heritage. During Miguel’s journey, fans will meet characters such as Héctor Ernesto de la Cruz, Abuelita Elena, Mama Imelda, and lovable Dante.

The original Coco debuted in 2017 and quickly garnered a dedicated fan base, much like many other Disney classics. With an impressive 97% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 94% audience rating, the film holds a special place in the hearts of thousands, prompting widespread excitement at the prospect of a sequel.

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The Direct reported on a never-before-seen film poster that has surfaced on the internet and social media platforms. This poster hints at the release of Coco 2 in 2024.

The poster prominently features Miguel and Hector, surrounded by Miguel’s family members, alongside the text “Coco: Un Dia De Los Locos,” translating to “Coco: One Crazy Day” in English. Including “October 2024” at the bottom further fuels speculation about an upcoming sequel.

Abuelita Coco and Miguel with Tamales

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However, it’s important to note that this poster, like many others circulating online, is fan-made and not an official confirmation from Disney or Pixar.

Despite the excitement from Disney and Coco fans, neither Disney nor Pixar has announced plans for a Coco sequel. The retirement of longtime Pixar member and Coco director Lee Unkrich in 2019 casts doubt on the likelihood of a sequel.

Unkrich’s departure from Pixar, just two years after Coco‘s release and subsequent Oscar win, suggests a potential obstacle in developing a sequel.

While Disney could potentially explore other directors for a sequel, the immense success and adoration garnered by Coco might pose a challenge in finding someone to uphold its legacy. Disney’s focus on expanding the Coco universe may go beyond the big screen, such as the development of a live stage show announced in January 2023, indicating alternative storytelling avenues.

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While many Disney movies stand alone as singular works of art, the studio has also produced a number of sequels and spin-offs to some of its most beloved films. These sequels often explore new adventures for familiar characters or delve deeper into the rich mythology of the original stories.

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For example, The Lion King (1994) spawned several direct-to-video sequels, including The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (1998) and The Lion King 1½ (2004), which expanded on the stories of Simba and his pride.

Similarly, Aladdin (1992) received two sequels, The Return of Jafar (1994) and Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996), following the adventures of Aladdin, Jasmine, and Genie.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.

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