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Thursday
Mar302017

"Dante's Lunch" Dives Into The World of Pixar's Coco

New Pixar shorts are always a cause for celebration – especially after Piper’s Best Animated Short win at this year’s Academy Awards – but their most recent iteration is closer to Ratatouille’s first look of rat-induced restaurant mayhem than a tiny standalone film. Fresh off the heels from their teaser trailer, Dante’s Lunch is a vibrant, bite-sized taste of the world of Coco. It was developed early in the process for Pixar’s newest feature film, which is co-directed by Toy Story 3's Lee Unkrich and first-time director Adrian Molina. Pulsing with color, texture, and streamers of papel picado, the slapstick-laden short explores the Mexico streets we’ll experience later this year in full view but from the perspective of Dante the lucha libre mask-wearing dog, namely his salivated chase through cacti, autumn leaves, and mouth-watering corn with mayonnaise, chili powder and cheese.

Until Coco hits theaters on November 22nd... What’s your favorite Pixar short, teaser trailer or otherwise?

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Those are not autumn leaves, but cempasuchil flowers and petals.

March 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSebastian

Day & Night is the gold standard, with Lifted a solid second.

March 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSawyer

Knick Knack is still my favorite Pixar short, with Geri's Game coming in at a close second.

March 31, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterajnrules

knick knack
lifted
for the birds
tin toy
luxo jr

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterpar

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