De Los Muertos Pick: Coco

Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of being a singer like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt) The only problem is that his family hates music and doesn’t support his dream. Miguel sees Ernesto’s guitar in a torn family photo, he believes he’s Ernesto’s Great-Great Grandson.

After stealing Ernesto’s guitar in order to play in the local talent show, Miguel is transported to the Land of the Dead. Once discovered, his family tries to send him back to the Land of the Living, but the temptation of Ernesto’s guitar is too great and he’s sent back to the Land of the Dead. While on the run, he runs into Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal), a troublemaker trying to cross the bridge to visit his family on De Los Muertos. He fails at his mission because his picture’s been left off the ofrenda. The two make a deal: Hector will take Miguel to Ernesto in exchange for having his photo back on the ofrenda. But not everything is as it seems, and the secrets about Miguel and Hector’s family history are about to unravel in ways that change both of them forever!

Coco is one of my favorite Pixar movies. I love the emotional story, the breathtaking animation, and the music. At the end of it, I wanted to put my Grandarents’ pictures on an ofrenda just in case! I highly recommend this one. It’s easily in my top 6 Pixar movies.

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