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“Coco” is a 2017 computer-animated musical film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, the movie tells a heartwarming and culturally rich story set in Mexico.
The film centers around Miguel Rivera, a young boy with a passion for music who dreams of becoming a musician like his idol, the late Ernesto de la Cruz. However, Miguel’s family has banned music for generations due to a family tragedy involving his great-great-grandfather abandoning his family to pursue a music career. Despite this, Miguel is determined to follow his dreams and participate in a local talent show.
On Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Miguel accidentally finds himself transported to the Land of the Dead after playing a forbidden guitar that once belonged to Ernesto de la Cruz. In the Land of the Dead, he meets his deceased relatives and embarks on a journey to uncover the truth about his family’s history and the importance of remembering and honoring one’s ancestors.
Throughout the film, “Coco” beautifully explores themes of family, love, remembrance, and the significance of tradition. The vibrant animation, intricate details, and captivating music, including the Oscar-winning song “Remember Me,” add to the emotional depth of the story.
“Coco” received widespread critical acclaim for its heartfelt storytelling, cultural representation, and emotional impact. The film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, among numerous other accolades.
As one of Pixar’s most celebrated films, “Coco” has resonated with audiences of all ages around the world, especially within the Mexican and Hispanic communities, for its celebration of their rich culture and traditions. It stands as a testament to the power of animation in conveying universal themes and touching the hearts of viewers with its powerful storytelling.
Coco Fun Facts
- This was the 11th biggest movie of 2017
- This is the first film with a $100 million+ budget to feature an all-Latino cast
- The same writers of Frozen’s legendary soundtrack, wrote the music for Coco.
- It was released in Mexico almost a month before it’s US release.
- Anthony Gonzalez: Miguel Rivera
- Gael García Bernal: Hector Rivera
- Benjamin Bratt: Ernesto de la Cruz
- Alanna Ubach: Mama Imelda
- Renée Victor: Abuelita
- Ana Ofelia Murguía: Mama Coco
- Edward James Olmos: Chicharron
- Alfonso Arau: Papá Julio
- Selene Luna: Tía Rosita
- Dyana Ortellí: Tía Victoria
- Herbert Sigüenza: Tíos Oscar and Felipe
- Jaime Camil: Papá
- Sofía Espinosa: Mamá
- Luis Valdez: Tío Berto
- Carla Medina: Gloria
- Polo Rojas: Abel
- Montse Hernandez: Rosa
- Lombardo Boyar: Plaza Mariachi
- Octavio Solis: Arrival Agent
- Gabriel Iglesias: Clerk
- Cheech Marin: Corrections Officer
- Blanca Araceli: Emcee
- Natalia Cordova-Buckley: Frida Kahlo
- Salvador Reyes: Security Guard
- John Ratzenberger: Juan Ortodoncia
- Director: Lee Unkrich
- Producer: Darla K. Anderson
- Screenplay by: Adrian Molina and Matthew Aldric
- Everyone Knows Juanita (Song)
- La Llorona (Song)
- Much Needed Advice (Song)
- Proud Corazón (Song)
- Remember Me (Song)
- Un Poco Loco (Song)
- Disney on Broadway Developing Stage Adaptation of “Coco”, January 25, 2023
- Themed Lands in Development for ‘Coco’, ‘Encanto’, Disney Villains at Magic Kingdom, Possibly Replacing Rivers of America, September 11, 2022
- New Coco Scene for Mickey’s PhilharMagic To Debut in November at the Magic Kingdom, September 22, 2021
- ‘Mickey’s PhilharMagic’ Debuts New ‘Coco’ Scene at Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris, Coming Soon to Walt Disney World Resort for 50th Anniversary Celebration, July 18, 2021
- Disney and Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Coming to ‘Mickey’s PhilharMagic’ on July 17, July 2, 2021