Colorful Kaleidoscope of Adventure

“Coco” delights Disney lovers of all ages

By Melissa Green Photo Editor

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With family in mind for the holiday season, Disney Pixar’s highly anticipated release “Coco” has proven to be a delight for audiences of all ages.

Set during the celebration of Mexico’s Día De Los Muertos, the film focuses on the theme of family and remembering loved ones of generations past.

Despite his family’s baffling, generations-old ban on music, young Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt).

Desperate to prove his musical talent, the aspiring musician finds himself in the darkly stunning and colorful Land of the Dead to follow a mysterious chain of events. With his faithful dog Dante, Miguel runs into the trickster Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal), and with his help, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Disney Pixar has far outdone themselves for this production, richly crafted with amazingly intricate and vibrant art centered around the Mexican holiday. Any animation fanatic will absolutely fall in love with the details that make this movie an experience for all. The eye for detail in even the smallest things, from the buildings to characters themselves, demonstrates the talent that is brought in to make each Disney production better than the last.

The music also serves as a main component for the story, mainly
mariachi themed with strong guitar. Songs such as “Remember Me” had many renditions throughout the movie, performed by Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez and Gael Garcia Bernal. All the songs reflect Latin influence with their catchiness and originality, reminding audiences that this movie is indeed produced by Disney.

Overall, “Coco” is sure to please any moviegoer with its vibrant charm and deeply set lessons in honoring family and the mystery of learning more about oneself.