Pixar’s Coco opens in theaters everywhere on November 22nd. Last week I was in Los Angeles for the Pixar Coco Event and was given the opportunity to see this film and interview talent. Stay tuned for more information on these interviews, soon! The best way to sum up my feelings about this movie is that it made me laugh and it made me cry. This movie is simply fantastic and is a must see for the entire family.
Pixar Coco Movie Review
In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” aspiring musician Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal) on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.
Is Pixar Coco Scary?
The poster and the trailer show skeletons, so this movie must be scary for kids, right? I thought a similar thing but was pleasantly surprised to find that the movie was not scary at all. Yes, there are skeletons but they are very lively and entertaining. The movie is focused on the Day of the Dead but the overarching theme is family and the importance of it. It is a perfect movie with the upcoming holidays!! In fact, the entire team working on Coco worked hard to make sure this movie was not scary and that it was appropriate for the entire family.
This movie is amazing and you MUST take your family and friends to see it this Thanksgiving (see below for how to purchase tickets). I had heard fantastic things about this movie and was super excited to screen it. I honestly didn’t see myself being so touched by this movie. The animation and story line are superb and this is a must see movie.
My Overall Thoughts about Pixar Coco
I laughed, I cried and I felt like I was in the story. This is the definition of a wonderful movie to me. The music was superb and truly complimented the movie. The storyline took a unique twist but it was certainly heartwarming. I truly wanted to watch every second of this movie and cannot wait to see it again. I left the theater excited to spend time with my family this Holiday season. At the core of the movie, the theme is “family” and how important it is!
Go See Pixar Coco
Pixar Coco opens on Thanksgiving this year — go see it with your family. I promise you won’t regret it. Also, for a limited time, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure premieres before Pixar’s Coco which is a short that you do not want to miss either. More on that short later….. stay tuned.
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Visit the official COCO website here: http://movies.disney.com/coco
COCO opens in theatres everywhere on November 22nd!
Tickets on Sale Now
Tickets are on sale NOW for families and friends who want to celebrate the themes of “Coco,” including the importance of family, honoring your ancestors and following your dreams. Tickets can be purchased via Fandango and Atom.
About Pixar Coco
U.S. Release Date: November 22, 2017
Voice Cast: Gael García Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, Jaime Camil, Alfonso Arau, Herbert Siguenza, Gabriel Iglesias, Lombardo Boyar, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Selene Luna, Edward James Olmos, Sofía Espinosa, Carla Medina, Dyana Ortelli, Luis Valdez, Blanca Araceli, Salvador Reyes, Cheech Marin, Octavio Solis, John Ratzenberger
Director: Lee Unkrich
Co-director: Adrian Molina
Producer: Darla K. Anderson
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). 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 Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
- Director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson teamed up for 2010’s Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-winning feature “Toy Story 3,” which is the third highest-grossing animated feature in worldwide box office.
- “Coco” features an original score from Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino (“Up,” “Rogue One”), a song by Oscar winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (“Frozen”), and additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco (“Dope,” “Shovel Buddies”) and co-director Adrian Molina. Also part of the team is musical consultant Camilo Lara of the music project Mexican Institute of Sound, as well as cultural consultants Lalo Alcaraz, Marcela Davison Avilés and Octavio Solis.