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}}'''''Coco''''' is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on an original idea by Lee Unkrich, it is directed by Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina.
 
 
==Bad Stuff==
   
==Plot==
 
Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young 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. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
 
 
==Why It Rocks==
 
#It very accurately depicts the Die de los Muertos holiday. It also includes many other aspects of Mexican culture and stays true to them, such as the Alejibres. In fact, many Hispanics helped write the movie, thus it gives a more accurate representation of Mexican culture rather than just assuming what it is.
 
#The film has an emotional and touching plot with a really good moral about family, as well as realizing who you should look up to.
 
#It has beautiful and detailed animation, especially when the setting shifts to the Land Of The Dead with its amazing lighting and charming set design. The animation is also a major step-up from earlier things Pixar animated, such as ''Red's Dream ''and ''Tin Toy''.
 
#It has very gorgeous color scheme that fits the mood of the movie.
 
#It has a pretty amazing soundtrack, with stupendous songs such as, "Un Poco Loco", "La Llorona", and, "Proud Corazón". The song "Remember Me" is also very nice-sounding.
 
#Plenty of twists and turns.
 
#The Latin American Spanish dub is amazing, with many of the roles, even minor, filled by Mexican celebrities, and even a few of the English version's actors reprising their roles for the dub, including Gael García Bernal as Hector, Alfonso Arau as Papa Julio, Sofia Espinosa as Mama Luisa, and Salvador Reyes as the security guard. Some Mexicans even see the dub as superior to the English version.
 
#The revelation of Ernesto was quite surprising and dramatic.
 
#The characters are very likable most of the time and have beautiful designs.
 
#The fact that Dante is also an Alejibre is likely referencing how ancient Mexicans believed that real Xoloitzcuintlis were companions for them in the afterlife. This is another example of how the movie stays true to Mexican culture.
 
#The jokes are funny and memorable.
 
 
==Bad Qualities==
 
 
#The story does get a little easy to predict at times. For instance, Ernesto doesn't seem to believe Miguel is his great-great-grandson at first, showing how he isn't in Miguel's family, and when Miguel is leaving, Ernesto tells him "I hope you die real soon.. you know what I mean.", foreshadowing his connection to being a villain and a murderer.
 
#The story does get a little easy to predict at times. For instance, Ernesto doesn't seem to believe Miguel is his great-great-grandson at first, showing how he isn't in Miguel's family, and when Miguel is leaving, Ernesto tells him "I hope you die real soon.. you know what I mean.", foreshadowing his connection to being a villain and a murderer.
 
#The flashback scenes where Héctor was poisoned by Ernesto can be disturbing for young viewers.
 
#The flashback scenes where Héctor was poisoned by Ernesto can be disturbing for young viewers.
 
#Even through jokes are funny, there are some adult humor in the kids film, such as Miguel sees a female naked skeleton.
 
#Even through jokes are funny, there are some adult humor in the kids film, such as Miguel sees a female naked skeleton.
   
== Trivia ==
 
 
* Throughout the production, Pixar also worked with a team of cultural advisers, including Marcela Davison Aviles, playwright Octavio Solis and political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz. They would come in every three months to screen the work in progress – giving notes to make sure the film was culturally authentic.
 
* Director Lee Unkrich and the filmmaking team went to Mexico on multiple research trips to help make the film as authentic as possible. While visiting Mexico City, Morelia, Oaxaca and Guanajuato, they took thousands of photos, spoke with locals and met with many different families – sketching different people to help inspire characters in the movie.
 
* The orange flower seen throughout the film is the Cempasúchil – a type of marigold that is native to Mexico. The flower is used in the tradition of Día de Muertos in Mexico to guide the deceased to the living.
 
* The look of the Land of the Dead is inspired by the Mexican city of Guanajuato, which has colorful houses placed on the hillsides in such a way that they look almost stacked.
 
* Anthony Gonzalez was originally just hired to do the temporary voice of Miguel in the film but was so good he was ultimately offered the role.
 
* Coco surpassed ''[[The Avengers]]'' as the highest grossing movie of all time in Mexico.
 
* Anthony Gonzalez – the voice of Miguel – can also be seen in Daniel Sawka’s film ''Icebox''. Gonzalez appears in both the short film and the feature length version of the movie.
 
* This film marks the first film with a nine-figure budget to feature an almost entirely Latinx principal cast. While the Latinx community accounts for half of Angelenos, 39% of Californians and 18% of the U.S. population, they are dramatically underrepresented onscreen.
 
* At the 90th Academy Awards, ''Coco'' won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Remember Me.”
 
 
==Reception==
 
''Coco'' gained critical acclaim from critics and moviegoers alike for its charming characters, animation, voice acting, music, emotional story, and respect for Mexican culture. The movie received an approval rating of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 337 reviews, with an average rating of 8.3/10 and audience rating of 94%. The website's critical consensus reads, "''Coco'''s rich visual pleasures are matched by a thoughtful narrative that takes a family-friendly—and deeply affecting—approach to questions of culture, family, life, and death."
 
   
 
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  1. The story does get a little easy to predict at times. For instance, Ernesto doesn't seem to believe Miguel is his great-great-grandson at first, showing how he isn't in Miguel's family, and when Miguel is leaving, Ernesto tells him "I hope you die real soon.. you know what I mean.", foreshadowing his connection to being a villain and a murderer.
  2. The flashback scenes where Héctor was poisoned by Ernesto can be disturbing for young viewers.
  3. Even through jokes are funny, there are some adult humor in the kids film, such as Miguel sees a female naked skeleton.


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