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Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

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Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina (co-director)

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Lee Unkrich (original story by), Jason Katz (original story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Gonzalez ... Miguel (voice)
Gael García Bernal ... Héctor (voice)
Benjamin Bratt ... Ernesto de la Cruz (voice)
Alanna Ubach ... Mamá Imelda (voice)
Renee Victor ... Abuelita (voice) (as Renée Victor)
Jaime Camil ... Papá (voice)
Alfonso Arau ... Papá Julio (voice)
Herbert Siguenza ... Tío Oscar / Tío Felipe (voice)
Gabriel Iglesias ... Clerk (voice)
Lombardo Boyar ... Plaza Mariachi / Gustavo (voice)
Ana Ofelia Murguía ... Mamá Coco (voice)
Natalia Cordova-Buckley ... Frida Kahlo (voice)
Selene Luna Selene Luna ... Tía Rosita (voice)
Edward James Olmos ... Chicharrón (voice)
Sofía Espinosa ... Mamá (voice)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The celebration of a lifetime


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Dia de los Muertos Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,802,605, 26 November 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$209,726,015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$807,082,196
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Miguel's last name, Rivera, is a reference to film producer Jonas Rivera, who has worked with Pixar Animation Studios since 1994 and produced two of their films: Up (2009) and Inside Out (2015). See more »

Goofs

When Miguel's abuelita catches him in the plaza with the Mariachi, Miguel pushes the guitar back. The Mariachi puts his hands up to keep his sombrero on and between shots, the guitar flips over in his lap. In one shot, the neck is on the Mariachi's right hand--the position Miguel, facing opposite, was holding it in--and in the next, the neck is on the Mariachi's left hand, as if the Mariachi was about to play it. See more »

Quotes

[Miguel is being chased by Mama Imelda, and he goes through a door in the alleyway]
Mamá Imelda: I am trying to save your life!
Miguel: You're ruining my life!
Mamá Imelda: [shocked] What?
Miguel: Music's the only way that makes me happy. And, you wanna take that away! You'll never understand!
[Miguel turns to leave, but then he stops when he hears Mama Imelda singing a verse of "La Llorona"]
Miguel: [questioned, turning back] I thought you hated music.
Mamá Imelda: [smiling nostalgically] I LOVED it! I remember that my husband would play, and I loved to sing, ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The Walt Disney Pictures opening logo's music, the orchestral version of "When You Wish Upon a Star", is played in the Mexican mariachi style. See more »


Soundtracks

Un Poco Loco
Music by Germaine Franco
Lyrics by Adrian Molina
Performed by Anthony Gonzalez and Gael García Bernal
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Why I believe it deserves a 10
9 May 2018 | by bradinhansonSee all my reviews

Pixar has come a long way. To them their creations have become a science into human emotion and I don't know any better company that has nearly perfected the craft. Soon they'll have 10's across the board from music to picture and from story to the characters. Never have I seen that more than in the movie WALL-E. This movie is up there. More than just its basic elements it dared to dive into a culture that very few in the world know about. It went above and beyond in research in getting those in Mexicos stamp of approval. It touches a deeper recess of the heart where the soul lies dormant and awakens it with hope and optimism. It takes the differences we often critique and judge upon another group only for Pixar to place a mirror right in front of us and stare at our own reflection. It takes the common elements so as to identify with the characters and stir a feeling of commonality. It's brilliant and ingenious. These things alone give it an 8. The 10 is because it was bold and dared to go places other won't. In this I found originality. Something you don't see often these days. Best part of all it unified. It takes ones thick skull (pun intended) and supplies human emotion as the medium to communicate the message so as to reach the heart. One may call that manipulation but due to its sincere true message and goodness I humbly give it a 10.


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