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Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to work out the mystery.

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Miguel (voice)
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Héctor (voice)
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Mamá Imelda (voice)
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Abuelita (voice) (as Renée Victor)
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Papá (voice)
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Papá Julio (voice)
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Tío Oscar / Tío Felipe (voice)
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Clerk (voice)
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Mamá Coco (voice)
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Frida Kahlo (voice)
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Tía Rosita (voice)
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Chicharrón (voice)
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Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. Written by Disney/Pixar

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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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22 November 2017 (USA)  »

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Untitled Dia de los Muertos Project  »

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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). See more »

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[from trailer]
Clerk: [sneezes] I am terribly allergic.
Miguel: But Dante doesn't have any hair.
Clerk: And I don't have a nose, and yet, here we are.
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The Disney logo has the Santa Cecilia cemetery in the background and has the Disney music played in Mexican mariachi style. See more »

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Spin-off Dante's Lunch (2017) See more »

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Jálale
Written by Camilo Lara, Holger Brier and Pat Beier
Performed by Instituto Mexicano de Sonido
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A beautiful story and a faithful depiction of Mexican culture
30 October 2017 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Taking place in contemporary Mexico, in a fictional village named Santa Cecilia, "Coco" tells the story of a 12 year old musician, Miguel Rivera, whose family - ironically - hates music. There's a pretty good reason why they are against music though. Anyway, nothing can kill Miguel's dreams to meet the success of his icon, Ernesto de la Cruz. It all gets more complicated when he discovers that he is his ancestor and "steals" his magic guitar, which sends him to the World of the Dead. Throughout his journey there, he has the company of his adorable dog, Dante, and a trickster skeleton, Hector. That's how much I can reveal about the story.

Coco is a flawlessly crafted movie. It's a visual marvel, a musical phenomenon that has three dimensional characters, top-notch voice acting, great sense of humor, a wonderful, deep message and some really emotional moments that will surely make you cry. Coco is about death, life, love, music and hope. It's also the best and most loyal representation of Mexican culture and the Dia des Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday I've ever seen. At the same time, it's very refreshing, creative and authentic, which will surprise those who think it's a carbon copy of "Book of Life". It now has a special place in my heart and it's yet another masterpiece from the studio that reinvented the animation genre.


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