Disney Theatrical are working on a big new Broadway musical version of Coco – which will hopefully also come to London’s West End.
L. Steven Taylor announced the news at Disney’s recent “Disney on Broadway” concert series at EPCOT.
Broadway actress and singer Mandy Gonzalez also sang ‘Remember Me’ from the animated film version of Coco, which came out in 2017 produced by Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios.
A stage musical of Coco would be the first Pixar movie to be turned into a show, opening up the possibility for more shows from the Pixar library including Toy Story and The Incredibles.
The Coco movie was based on an original idea and directed by Lee Unkrich, and co-directed by Adrian Molina. The film starred the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía and Edward James Olmos.
In Coco, a 12-year-old boy called Miguel is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead, where he gets help from his long deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family, and to reverse his family’s ban on music.
Disney are no stranger to stage musicals – with Disney’s The Lion King, and Disney’s Frozen The Musical both currently playing in the West End.