The film released on the same day as Pixar's first film Toy Story (1995), 22 years prior. It's also Pixar's second film to release the same day as one of their previous films, the first being The Good Dinosaur (2015), which was released the same day A Bug's Life (1998) did 17 years prior to that.
Directed by Lee Unkrich, and produced by Darla K. Anderson, the same director and producer of Best Picture Oscar nominee Toy Story 3 (2010), with Coco (2017) being Lee's second directorial effort, and Darla's fifth prodigal effort.
Cheech Marin's first Pixar film outside the Cars franchise. Additionally, Cars 3 (2017) was released in the same year that Coco (2017) comes out. He has also done voices for two other Disney animated features, being Tito the Chihuahua in Oliver & Company (1988), and Banzai the Hyena in The Lion King (1994).
This is Pixar's second film released on Thanksgiving to not be directed by John Lasseter, and the first one released on Thanksgiving to have Lee Unkrich as the main director, after having been the simply the co-director of Toy Story 2 (1999).
Pixar's first film to use the Musical Elements of characters breaking into song for a fair amount of times throughout, though it's more so done in a fashion similar to Illumination's Sing (2016) rather than of the Musical Themed Disney Animated Feature Films.
Pixar's 2nd Film to focus mostly on Cast Members with a Specific Nationality, in the case of this film being Lantino. The first one being Brave (2012) which focussed mostly on actors with a Scottish Nationality.
The movie will have a 21 minute TV short named Olaf's Frozen Adventure (2017) in which Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad) finds a family tradition for his friends. Coco (2017) is the first Pixar Film to not be accompanied by a Short Film not by Pixar themselves since Toy Story (1995), which was accompanied by a re-release of Roller Coaster Rabbit (1990).