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Oscars 2018: A Look At Contenders In The Best Animated Feature Race

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With only a handful of Oscar-nominated directors in the running for Best Animated Feature this year, the race feels wide open, with no obvious frontrunners and the potential for any number of up-and-coming helmers to break through. Winning for Zootopia last year, Walt Disney Studios should be in the mix with Lee Unkrich's anticipated Pixar entry Coco—a Day of the Dead- themed musical feature centering on a young boy's journey through the Land of the Dead. Another…
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Win A Family Four Pack of Passes To The Special Advance Screening of Disney/Pixar’s Coco

Disney/Pixar’s Coco open in theatres in 3D November 22.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). 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 (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich, co-directed by Adrian Molina and produced by Darla K. Anderson, Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.

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‘Coco’: Why Pixar’s Unifying Día de los Muertos Drama Is Animation Oscar Frontrunner

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‘Coco’: Why Pixar’s Unifying Día de los Muertos Drama Is Animation Oscar Frontrunner
At a time when we need bridges instead of walls, Pixar’s “Coco” offers the best possible unification for our country, with its beautiful, musical, and heartfelt ode to Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and will be hard to beat for the Oscar.

But above and beyond its authentic cultural trappings and fresh twist on a “Back to the Future”-like buddy comedy, “Coco” is a wondrous celebration of family and remembrance, featuring an all-Latino cast that includes “Mozart in the Jungle’s” Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor, and newcomer Anthony Gonzalez.

Continuing a recent Pixar trend devoted to mid-life crisis stories, “Coco” concerns 12-year-old Miguel (Gonzalez), an aspiring guitarist from a rural Mexican town, whose family of shoemakers has banned music. After borrowing the skeleton guitar of his great-great grandfather and musical icon, Ernesto de la Cruz (Bratt), Miguel gets transported to the Land of the Dead
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Pixar's Coco Beats Avengers as Mexico's Biggest Movie Ever

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Pixar's Coco Beats Avengers as Mexico's Biggest Movie Ever
Pixar's Coco is off to a pretty impressive start at the box office. The movie has still yet to make its way to theaters internationally, but Disney released the movie in Mexico early. Disney premiered the film at the Morelia Film Festival and released it in Mexico three weeks ago, in order to coincide with the Dia De Muertos celebrations, which Coco is set during. To date, the movie has already made $43.1 million in Mexico and will pass the all time record set by The Avengers any minute now.

Marvel's The Avengers was released in 2012 and went on to become one of the highest-grossing movies ever worldwide, with $1.51 billion. It made 827 million pesos ($43.3 million) in Mexico, which is just ahead of the 824 million ($43.1 million) that Coco has made as of this writing. That's an impressive feat, to say the least, but it no doubt has to do with the fact
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Disney-Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Breaks Box Office Record in Mexico

Disney-Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Breaks Box Office Record in Mexico
Disney-Pixar’s animated family comedy “Coco” has set a box office record in Mexico, becoming the top film as measured in local currency.

Coco,” which premiered at the Morelia Film Festival, has taken in 824 million pesos — or $43.1 million — through its first 19 days and will pass the mark of 827 million pesos grossed by “The Avengers” during its entire run. The film debuted Oct. 27 — two days before the start of the three-day Dia De Los Muertos holiday and has held the top spot at the box office for its first three consecutive weeks.

Coco” opens Nov. 22 in the U.S., followed by China on Nov. 23, and Russia on Nov. 24. The film is currently rated at 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
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How 'Coco's' Imaginary "Land of the Dead" Was Influenced by Mexican History

How 'Coco's' Imaginary
In Coco, Disney's Nov. 22 release set on Mexico's Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, young Miguel (played by Anthony Gonzalez) is inadvertently transported to the "Land of the Dead." The vividly colored buildings he finds there are more than just Pixar eye candy. According to production designer Harley Jessup, the huge vertical towers actually reflect a carefully researched and "layered history of Mexico."

"At the bottom of each tower," explains Jessup, "are the Aztec and Mayan pyramids; above that, Spanish colonial period buildings; above that are Mexican Revolution era and Victorian era buildings; and then into the 20th century and modern day....
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Coco Review

As Pixar Studios imagineers yet another animated awards contender, you have to wonder when – or if – they’ll ever stumble again (even in the slightest). No company can flawlessly produce film after film of praise-worthy content, can they? Well, considering how Coco is their best release in years (very, Very successful years), you’ll have to *keep* pondering that very query. Silently, from behind streaming tears (once again).

Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina’s festive journey through their splashy “Land Of The Dead” is a touching, massively heartwarming story of the strongest familial variety. An afterlife exploration so inspired by the theme of death, yet never burdened by fears of the unknown. Even better? Disney/Pixar embraces yet another chance to push younger audiences towards more cultural – and inclusive – understandings. Respectful, complex and still monumentally entertaining – hot tamale, what a triumph.

Anthony Gonzalez voices Mexican son/grandson Miguel Rivera, a starry-eyed,
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‘Coco’ Review: Pixar’s Latest Proves That the Studio Still Has Some Life in its Bones

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‘Coco’ Review: Pixar’s Latest Proves That the Studio Still Has Some Life in its Bones
Pixar movies still make money hand over fist, but it’s hardly a secret that Luxo the lamp isn’t shining quite as bright as it used to. Once upon a time, the company’s animated offerings were genuine cultural events, the best of them (“Ratatouille,” “Finding Nemo”) even meriting comparison to the masterpieces of Studio Ghibli. While their films reliably still clear the low bar set by some of their competition — there’s a world of difference between the noble failure of “The Good Dinosaur” and the artless cynicism of “The Boss Baby” — three entire “Cars” movies have taken their toll.

Now, with sequels becoming more of a rule than an exception, Pixar finds themselves at something of an inflection point in their young history: Are they going to recommit to the bold originality that made them such a powerhouse, or are they going to continue recycling old stories
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Oscars: Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Arrives as the Animated Feature to Beat

Oscars: Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Arrives as the Animated Feature to Beat
By now Pixar pretty much has it down to a science, both on the screen and on the circuit. With an all-hands method of cracking story, the Emeryville, Calif.-based studio thrives in the marketplace (racking up more than $11 billion in worldwide box office receipts) and consistently dominates the 17-year-old animated feature category at the Academy Awards (claiming eight wins and 10 nominations so far).

The Disney subsidiary’s latest, “Coco,” fits in snuggly with a canon of moving and emotionally resonant storytelling. It also enters a lively animated Oscar race as the one to beat … naturally.

Other top contending films include independent handmade gems like Gkids’ “The Breadwinner” and Good Deed’s “Loving Vincent,” as well as critically approved big-studio efforts like Warner Animation Group’s “The Lego Batman Movie” and DreamWorks’ “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.” But few are likely to strike the same balance as “Coco,” a movie that, like so many
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Here’s The Final Trailer For Disney•Pixar’s ‘Coco’

Disney•Pixar has released the final trailer for their incoming animated feature Coco, which is set to land in U.S. cinemas very soon on 22nd November, though not the UK until early 2018.

Coco, sees aspiring musician Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal) on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
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Disney-Pixar’s Coco gets a final trailer

With Coco set to arrive in Us cinemas in a little over two weeks, Disney-Pixar has released the final trailer for upcoming animated musical adventure which you can check out below…

See Also: Take a trip to the Land of the Dead with new clip from Pixar’s Coco

See Also: Watch Disney-Pixar’s Coco short Dante’s Lunch… A Short Tail

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). 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 (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Coco
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Final Coco Trailer Rocks Out in the Land of the Dead

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Final Coco Trailer Rocks Out in the Land of the Dead
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and with the turkey and stuffing comes Disney Pixar's Coco, opening in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. Disney Pixar has released the final trailer for Coco, along with a new Coco photo that features young Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) alongside his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Disney has also announced that tickets are now on sale at Fandango and Atom Tickets for this movie that will be perfect for families and friends who want to celebrate the film's themes, including the importance of family, honoring your ancestors and following your dreams.

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.
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Final Trailer for Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Promises a Fun-Filled Family Adventure

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After its recent world premiere in Mexico, Pixar's Coco is gearing up for its international rollout. With that in mind, the final trailer for the family friendly musical adventure movie is now available! Along with the final trailer comes a new image from Coco which shows off aspiring musician Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) teaming up with charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal) to embark on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead. Coco's excellent voice cast also includes Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, Jaime Camil, Alfonso Arau, Herbert Siguenza, …
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‘Coco’ Trailer: Journey to the Land of the Dead With One More Preview

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‘Coco’ Trailer: Journey to the Land of the Dead With One More Preview
Disney and Pixar’s latest animated adventure Coco will hit U.S. theaters near the end of the month, and a new trailer has arrived to make sure you know this. Coco is already a hit in Mexico, where it opened two weeks ago. Soon, American audiences will see what all the excitement is about. Disney released Coco in Mexico on […]

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Take a trip to the Land of the Dead with new clip from Pixar’s Coco

With less than three weeks to go until the release of Coco, a new clip has arrived online for Disney-Pixar’s upcoming animated musical adventure which sees Miguel and Dante paying a visit to the Land of the Dead; watch it below…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Coco here

See Also: Watch Disney-Pixar’s Coco short Dante’s Lunch… A Short Tail

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). 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 (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
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‘Coco’ Clip Goes to the Land of the Dead

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‘Coco’ Clip Goes to the Land of the Dead
Disney and Pixar likely have another winner on their hands with Coco, their newest animated adventure which is already garnering positive reviews. A new clip from Coco gives viewers a glimpse of the eye-popping animation on display in the film. Also, there are skeletons. Watch the Coco clip below! Disney and Pixar’s Coco doesn’t hit theaters until the end of […]

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Crypticon Minnesota 2017 to Continue the Halloween Celebration with Cooper Andrews, Richard Brake, Pj Soles & More

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Halloween may technically be over, but the celebration is just getting started this weekend at the 12th annual Crypticon Minnesota, which features a wide range of special guests and events that make for the perfect Halloween treats for horror fans.

Crypticon Minnesota may not begin until Friday, but festivities kick off tonight at The Parkway Theater with a special 35mm screening of Rock 'n' Roll High School followed by a Q&A with Marky Ramone and Pj Soles, both of whom will also be special guests at this year's Crypticon.

Then, on Friday, Crypticon officially opens its doors at the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America hotel in Bloomington, Mn. Special guests this year include Erik Stolhanske (Club Dread), Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead), Richard Brake (31, Game of Thrones), Jeff Daniel Phillips (The Lords of Salem), Eugene Clark (Land of the Dead), Lew Temple (The Walking Dead), Cj
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Justice League, Lady Bird, Bad Moms Christmas and all of the movies you need to see this November!

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Justice League, Lady Bird, Bad Moms Christmas and all of the movies you need to see this November!Justice League, Lady Bird, Bad Moms Christmas and all of the movies you need to see this November!Adriana Floridia11/1/2017 10:00:00 Am

November might just be the most exciting month of the year thus far when it comes to going to the movies. Finally all of those highly anticipated blockbusters, awards-buzzed indies, and holiday season films are hitting the big screen.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the fall season, a good way to take a break from your early Christmas shopping is to chill out with a great movie—and November offers plenty that we’d whole-heartedly recommend.

Check out our list of the movies you need to see in theatres this month!

Thor: Ragnarok

Release Date: November 3rd, 2017

For fans of: Marvel, Neon, Evil Cate Blanchett

See it in:
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Contest: Win George A. Romero’s Land Of The Dead Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

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Along with their special Dawn of the Dead remake release, Scream Factory has a Halloween treat in store for horror fans with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of George A. Romero's Land of the Dead, and in the spooky spirit of the season, we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray copy of Land of the Dead.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

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2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Land of the Dead Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

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October 31st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Dawn Of The Dead (2004) and Land Of The Dead Collector’s Editions, Slaughter High

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Happy (almost) Halloween readers! With October 31st falling on the weekly home entertainment release day, that means we have extra reasons to get excited this Tuesday. Scream Factory has put together two absolutely incredible collector’s edition Blu-rays for George A. Romero’s underrated modern classic Land of the Dead as well as Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake, which fans are going to want to add to their own personal collections.

For those of you who may have missed it in theaters, The Dark Tower comes home on Halloween, and Lionsgate has given the cult classic Slaughter High the Vestron Video treatment for their brand new Blu. Blue Underground is also keeping busy this week with a pair of Collector’s Edition sets, too—The Lift and Down—and the complete series of Orphan Black makes its home release bow on Halloween, too.

Other notable Halloween
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