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.
The celebration of a lifetime
22 November 2017 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Untitled Dia de los Muertos Project
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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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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The filmmakers and animators traveled to Mexico five times to research about the culture, people, food, traditions, etc. to help define the story and characters of Coco
(2017). Among their journeys, they visited Mexico City and Oaxaca. Director Lee Unkrich
said of the experience, "I'd seen it portrayed in folk art. It was something about the juxtaposition of skeletons with bright, festive colors that captured my imagination. It has led me down a winding path of discovery. And the more I learn about Día de Muertos, the more it affects me deeply." See more
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
[Miguel is being chased by Mama Imelda
Miguel! I am trying to save your life!
No, you're not! You are ruining my life!
I am your family!
But you will never understand what I want! You'll never will!
[Miguel turns to leave, but then he stops when he hears Mama Imelda singing a verse of "La Lorona"
I thought you hated music.
I LOVED it! I remember my husband would play music and we would sing a song together.
[stops smiling; calmly
But when we had Coco, and ...
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
Music by Germaine Franco
Lyrics by Adrian Molina
Performed by Anthony Gonzalez See more