|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|
Coco movie review: This heart warming animated tale is all about loving your family
The journey of Pixar Animation Studios has been quite an interesting one. After instilling feelings in toys, bugs, monsters, locomotives, machines and well...'feelings', they are back this time to make us wonder what if deads have feelings. Their latest musical venture Coco explores the very same thought. Starring an all Latino cast, except for a small role by Pixar regular John Ratzenberger, the film stars Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt and Alanna Ubach, among others. Directed by Toy Story 3 fame Lee Unkrich, the film opens on November 24, 2017 worldwide. Let's find out if it's worth your time...
The film follows the story of Rivera family who are famous for their shoe making business. However, the youngest in the family, a thirteen year old boy Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) has other aspiration. He wants to be a musician, just like his idol late Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), a popular singer-songwriter and film star. But his family can't stand music due to the fact that their great-great grandfather had left his wife for music, so they often opress the kid into shoemaking business. All hell break loose when Miguel realises that Ernesto de la Cruz is in fact his great-great grandfather who had left his wife and daughter in order to pursue his dream. Following the path of his idol and now great-great grandfather, he runs away from the house to chase his dream, only to land up in the colourful, musical world of the dead. What happens next forms the rest of the film.