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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 overview, first billed only:
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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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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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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:

$209,718,774, 22 April 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$794,830,552, 16 April 2018
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Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina had said that the most difficult element to animate was Abuelita's neck. In order to have a reference for the neck Molina asked his mother-in-law, who lives in Mexico City, to travel to PIXAR, where he and Unkrich tried to make her angry to see how her neck moved, this was difficult because Molina's mother-in-law is, according to him, "a woman hard to get angry". After some hours they successfully made her mad. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Miguel: [to Mamá Coco, pointing at each of his cheeks] I have a dimple on this side, but not on this side. Dimple. No dimple. Dimple. No dimple.
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On the opening Pixar logo, the last sound is muted. After the lamp stops moving as usual, a bell chiming is heard leading to the opening shot. See more »


Soundtracks

Remember Me (Dúo)
Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Performed by Miguel featuring Natalia Lafourcade
Produced by Steve Mostyn & Miguel
Engineered by David Davis
Natalia Lafourcade vocals recorded by Alan Saucedo
Miguel appears courtesy of Bystorm Entertainment/RCA Records
Natalia Lafourcade appears courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.
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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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