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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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Get to know the talented young star of Pixar's latest movie about a 12-year-old, music-loving boy who makes an unforgettable journey to the Land of the Dead.

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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 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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The celebration of a lifetime


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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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2.35 : 1
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The 3rd Pixar film to win Best Original Song, after Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Toy Story 3 (2010). See more »

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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 »

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Ernesto de la Cruz: [after Héctor is taken away by security for attacking Ernesto after learning the truth about his death] I apologize, where were we?
Miguel: You were going to give me your blessing.
Ernesto de la Cruz: Yes, uh, si. Miguel, my reputation it is, ah, very important to me. I would hate to have you think...
Miguel: That you murdered Héctor, for his songs?
Ernesto de la Cruz: Ha ha. You don't think that, do you?
Miguel: I... no. Everyone knows you're, the... the good guy.
Ernesto de la Cruz: [Ernesto looks at Héctor's photo, and then puts it in his pocket]
Miguel: Papa Ernesto, my blessing?
Ernesto de la Cruz: [...]
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Remember Me
Music & Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Produced by Germaine Franco, Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
As Performed by Ernesto de la Cruz - Benjamin Bratt
As Performed by Héctor & Young Coco - Gael García Bernal, Gabriella Flores & Libertad García Fonzi
As Performed by Miguel & Mamá Coco - Anthony Gonzalez & Ana Ofelia Murguía
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Heartbreakingly beautiful. Surpasses Up and Inside Out
15 April 2018 | by Charliedog2015See all my reviews

Coco is about Dias de las Muerte (Day of the Dead), family, family crises and musical passion. The posters have a boy and an adult skeleton capering through the afterlife. So you can know that upfront, Pixar is going to fully deal with the subject of death that it touched upon I UP and hinted at in the death of childhood innocence in Inside Out.

We were subtly forewarned that tissues would be needed. :)

It surpasses the other aforementioned masterpieces by being more relatable, drawing on family restrictions and prohibitions (e.g. "there will be no X in this family!" X being "instead whatever has caused pain to a family member in the past". Pick your poison my reader). It surpasses them in making death tolerable. It reminds us that we should be mindful and respectful of all those who went before us. Most of all it taps on the shoulder and whispers that the temporal, the world we live in, in just as important as the next one and we should strive to keep family bonds strong. For when we're at the end of our rope, who else is there to pull us up?

Did I mention bring Kleenex? A full box. Even hard core macho men are driven to quiet sobs and immediate phone calls to mothers and fathers telling them "mama, I miss you."

Beautiful.


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