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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Miguel (voice)
... Héctor (voice)
... Ernesto de la Cruz (voice)
... Mamá Imelda (voice)
... Abuelita (voice) (as Renée Victor)
... Papá (voice)
... Papá Julio (voice)
... Tío Oscar / Tío Felipe (voice)
... Clerk (voice)
... Plaza Mariachi / Gustavo (voice)
Ana Ofelia Murguía ... Mamá Coco (voice)
... Frida Kahlo (voice)
... Tía Rosita (voice)
... Chicharrón (voice)
... 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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Release Date:

22 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:

$209,726,015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$805,839,032, 20 May 2018
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On January 7, 2018, this film won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, making it the 8th Pixar film to win this award, after Cars (2006), Ratatouille (2007), WALL-E (2008), Up (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010), Brave (2012), and Inside Out (2015). See more »

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When Miguel brings his sharpie to paint the golden tooth in his handmade guitar, the detail is already painted, and even if he did it again on purpose, the second "coating" doesn't change the color or fix any flaws the first one might've had. See more »

Quotes

Miguel: Are those... Alebrijes?
Tío Oscar: Real Alebrijes. Spirit creatures.
Tía Rosita: They guide souls on their journey.
Tío Felipe: Watch your step - they make 'caquitas' everywhere.
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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

Referenced in Inside Pixar (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The World Es Mi Familia
Music by Germaine Franco
Lyrics by Adrian Molina
Performed by Anthony Gonzalez and Antonio Sol
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In one word: Spectacular.
29 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

A Pixar's masterpiece, impeccably done in terms of research (about the Mexican culture), animation, script, musicalization, direction and production. A subtle yet charming and inspiring story; with a quality of animation worthy of an Academy Award (I wouldn't be surprised if it was one of the great winners of 2018); with an extremely powerful soundtrack; an excellent script; likable, well-developed and relatable characters; and extremely respectful of the cultural component in which the story is inspired. In short, one of the best landings of Pixar - perhaps repeating a bit its known formula, hence you can feel a "back to basics" in terms of the narrative, history and character development, but at the same time managing to stand out as a fresh and purposeful product that will undoubtedly give a lot to talk about.


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