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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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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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Clerk (voice)
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Ana Ofelia Murguía ...
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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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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Release Date:

21 November 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Dia de los Muertos Project  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$209,690,073, 18 April 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$794,830,552, 16 April 2018
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Trivia

The orchestra conductor for Ernesto de la Cruz's musical show "Sunrise Spectacular" is a caricature of the film's composer Michael Giacchino. See more »

Goofs

When Pepita is walking towards Ernesto, her bottom left paw goes through her front left one. See more »

Quotes

Héctor: [Ernesto takes Miguel at the edge of the stadium] Ernesto, STOP! Leave the boy alone.
Ernesto de la Cruz: I've worked too hard, Hector. Too hard to let him destroy everything.
Héctor: He's a living child, Ernesto.
Ernesto de la Cruz: HE'S A THREAT! You think I'd let him go back to the land of the living WITH YOUR PHOTO? TO KEEP YOUR MEMORY ALIVE? No.
Miguel: YOU'RE A COWARD!
Ernesto de la Cruz: I am Ernesto de la Cruz, the greatest musician of all time!
Miguel: Hector's the REAL musician, you're just the guy who murdered him and stole his songs!
Ernesto de la Cruz: [...]
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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Jálale
Written by Camilo Lara, Holger Beier, and Pat Beier
Performed by Instituto Mexicano de Sonido (as Mexican Institute of Sound)
Courtesy of Camilo Lara - Yebo Music LLC
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I cried twice watching this.
2 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

I have always been a fan of Pixar. They are really good at what they do. These guys set the bar for quality animated movies. Back then, animated movies were pretty much made for kids only. They were just your usual Sunday morning cartoons. Large eyeballs, goofy voice, exaggerated slapsticks. Disney had its classics like Bambi, Fox and The Hound, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty. However, it felt more like fairy tales. Bedtime stories your parents give as they tuck you in. In this day and age, it wouldn't work that well. Then came Pixar with it's revolutionary debut, Toy Story. Funny, sweet, modern, relatable and plus, completely 3D animated, which marks the first time a feature film was completely 3D animated. And Pixar has been doing just this ever since.

Though the movies they released were still a quality entertainment, I haven't felt like this since Toy Story 3. Toy Story 3 made me bawl like a baby. And their newest feature film, Coco, finally made me weep like a baby again. Coco is a heart-warming experience, filled with outstanding animation, wonderful music, brilliant writing, and creative models which brings out the best of Mexican culture. The movie took on themes like family, aspirations, and music. And they merged it marvelously with the Day of the Dead culture in Mexico. I also feel that this movie sends a strong message towards those that had lost their loved ones at some point. The way this movie talks about possessions and the inevitable loss that comes will, I hope, comfort you.

Coco is a great movie. Definitely the best animated movie this year (The Emoji Movie? Yeah, don't think so). Could possibly be a nominee for Best Picture this year. The way it tugs our heartstrings and the emotionally satisfying end will definitely please everyone. And it's definitely up there among Pixar's finest. If Justice League annoys you, just see this movie. I definitely recommend you. Bring your families, kids to grandparents, whoever you like. I'm sure they'll like it and I'm sure you'll hug 'em all as soon as the credits roll.


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