|Directed by||:||Lee Unkrich||Produced by||:||Darla K. Anderson||Starring||:||Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía||Production company||:||Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios||Country||:||United States||Language||:||English|
Set around Mexico’s Day of the Dead and filled with music and animated skeletons, Coco is a colourful and imaginative family film for the holidays.
Free-spirited youngster Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of being a musician like his hometown hero Ernesto de la Cruz. The problem is, his family hates music – so much so that his ancestors banned it from their lives.
When they discover his secret, Miguel runs away and finds himself transported to the land of the dead. With new friend Hector and dim-witted mutt Dante by his side, he embarks on a bone-rattling adventure to find his ancestors and discover the truth about his family and the secret that banished music from their lives.
Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, who were also part of the team of four that wrote the original story on which the film is based, Coco is set around the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). It’s a time when those who have died can return home to spend one night among their living family, who honour them with offerings and shrines.