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Coco

  • Drama
  • Family
  • 2017
  • Lee Unkrich
  • 99 mins
  • PG

Summary

Animated adventure featuring the voices of Anthony Gonzalez and Gael García Bernal. A young boy wants nothing more than to become a musician, but his family forbids him from pursuing his dreams. When he plays a guitar hanging in the crypt of a famous singer, the boy is transported to the magical Land of the Dead, where he embarks on a quest to uncover the truth about his roots.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

A rich tapestry of Mexican folklore, family heritage and charming creepiness, this mariachi musical marvel finds Pixar once more at the top of its animation game. With his shoemaker kin banning him from becoming a musician due to ancestral indiscretions, young Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) steals a sacred guitar from a crypt and enters the Land of the Dead to find his true legacy. The range of enjoyment here is breathtaking, as this triumphant treat highlights vibrant visuals with gorgeous detailing, clever skeletal dexterity on the fun side of ghoulish and a winning tribute to the golden age of Latino cinema. Kids will adore the psychedelic spirit creatures, the candy-coloured chihuahuas and other innovative spectral delights; adults the sophisticated gags relating to artist Frida Kahlo and the Santo wrestling genre. Ending on a teary-eyed note in now classic Pixar fashion, this is a quality and magical must-see family attraction.

Credits

Cast

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MiguelAnthony Gonzalez
HectorGael García Bernal
Ernesto de la CruzBenjamin Bratt
Mama Imelda,great-great-grandmotherAlanna Ubach
Abuelita, grandmotherRenee Victor
PapáJaime Camil
Papa Julio, great-grandfatherAlfonso Arau
Tio Oscar / Tio FelipeHerbert Siguenza
Mamá Coco, great-grandmotherAna Ofelia Murguia
Plaza Mariachi / GustavoLombardo Boyar
ChicharrónEdward James Olmos
Frida KahloNatalia Cordova-Buckley
Juan OrtodonciaJohn Ratzenberger

Crew

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DirectorLee Unkrich
DirectorAdrian Molina

Details

Theatrical distributor
Walt Disney
Released on
2018-01-19
Languages
English | Spanish
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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