I know I am so far behind in talking about this upcoming film, but at least there’s still over a month to go before Coco, the latest Pixar film, is released. I’ve seen several trailers and I was intrigued from the very start. The film is based on the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead (where people believe that for one night the spirits of the departed can cross back to the Land of the Living).
In Coco, 12 year old Miguel is confused as to why his family doesn’t permit anyone to play music. This has been the way of things ever since his great-great grandfather Ernesto de la Cruz (the most famous musician in all Mexico) up and vanished one day, never to be seen or heard from again. In an attempt to find out what happened, Miguel inexplicably finds himself transported to the literal Land of the Dead, where he sets off to find Ernesto, but there’s a catch (and it’s a doozy): if Miguel does not return to the Land of the Living by sunrise, he will turn into a skeleton and remain in the Land of the Dead (so basically he will die).
This movie looks beautiful!! The animation is amazing, it’s colorful and the story definitely has piqued my interest. I will definitely be seeing it when it comes out later next month. Will you be going to see Coco? Let me know in the comments below! This week I will be starting a series on the music of Moana (2016).
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