Is Coco 2 Movie Releasing In 2024? New Disney Sequel Speculation Explained

Miguel in Coco

Recent rumors have suggested that Disney might release a sequel to one of its most beloved movies, leading many fans to wonder if “Coco 2” will be coming out in 2024.

Released in 2017, “Coco” holds a special place in the hearts of thousands of fans. With a 97% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 94% audience rating, it’s clear that many would love to see a sequel.

Miguel in Coco

Is Coco 2 Really Going to be Released in 2024?

A new poster has been circulating on the internet and social media, making it seem like a “Coco 2” movie is set to be released in 2024.

The poster features Miguel and Hector front and center with all of Miguel’s family members surrounding them. It also includes the text “Coco: Un Dia De Los Locos,” which translates to “Coco: One Crazy Day” in English.

Fan-made Coco 2 Poster

Fan-made Coco 2 Poster: Coco: Un Dia De Los Locos

This poster also mentions “October 2024” at the bottom, seemingly teasing the release date for this sequel to 2017’s “Coco.”

However, the poster is not the only piece of media sparking speculation about a sequel. YouTube user DACUIN posted a 71-second video montage of clips from the first film, presenting it as a trailer for “Coco 2.”

Like the poster, this trailer is also fan-made and does not include any new footage from a hypothetical upcoming movie.

In the video description on YouTube, DACUIN clarifies that the trailer is not real, stating it is “compiled and joined together” to give fans a glimpse of what an official trailer could look like:

“On THIS CHANNEL We Generate Trailers teasers mashups, they are re-edited trailers where several pieces are compiled and joined together, these are completely edited to GENERATE A NEW ADVANCE, TRAILER OR TEASER. The mashups are created about film series that have not yet been released or are going to be released, in any case these are trailer concepts, an idea of ​​what the official trailers would be.”

The Reality Behind the Rumors

As of now, Disney or Pixar has not announced a “Coco” sequel, and it seems neither company has any plans to develop one.

One significant reason is that longtime Pixar team member and “Coco” director Lee Unkrich officially retired and left Pixar in 2019, just two years after the animated film’s release and its Oscar win for Best Animated Feature.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter following his departure, Unkrich stated that he was not “leaving to make films at a different studio” but was exiting the filmmaking industry altogether:

“I’m not leaving to make films at another studio; instead, I look forward to spending much-needed time with my family and pursuing interests that have long been back-burnered.”

While Disney and Pixar could find another director for a potential “Coco” sequel, the original film’s success—grossing over $800 million worldwide—sets a high bar. They might feel that a different director might not do justice to “Coco 2.”

Disney’s Focus on the Coco Universe

Disney appears to be expanding the “Coco” universe beyond the big screen. In January 2023, during a Disney on Broadway show at EPCOT, performers Mandy Gonzalez and L. Steven Taylor announced that “Coco” would be adapted into a live stage show:

“This tale of family, fun, and adventure inspires a young musician named Miguel to go on an extraordinary adventure to the magical land of his ancestors. [With] the score by Michael Giacchino, and additional songs from the composer/lyricist team from ‘Frozen,’ ‘Coco’ is now in development at Disney on Broadway to become a live stage show!”

So, although “Coco 2” is not currently planned and will not be released in 2024, fans can still experience the story in other formats, such as the upcoming Broadway show.

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