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Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to work out the mystery.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miguel (voice)
Héctor (voice)
Mamá Imelda (voice)
Abuelita (voice) (as Renée Victor)
Papá (voice)
Papá Julio (voice)
Tío Oscar / Tío Felipe (voice)
Clerk (voice)
Ana Ofelia Murguía ...
Mamá Coco (voice)
Frida Kahlo (voice)
Tía Rosita (voice)
Chicharrón (voice)
Mamá (voice)


Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. 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 Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. Written by Disney/Pixar

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 November 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Dia de los Muertos Project  »

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Pixar Animation Studios' 19th full-length animated feature film. See more »


[from trailer]
Héctor: What are you doing?
Miguel: I'm walking like a skeleton.
Héctor: No, skeletons don't walk like that.
Miguel: That's how *you* walk.
Héctor: No, I don't.
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Crazy Credits

The Disney logo has the Santa Cecilia cemetery in the background and has the Disney music played in Mexican mariachi style. See more »


References The Jungle Book (1967) See more »


La Llarona
Performed by Alanna Ubach and Antonio Sol
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A beautiful story and a faithful depiction of Mexican culture
30 October 2017 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Taking place in contemporary Mexico, in a fictional village named Santa Cecilia, "Coco" tells the story of a 12 year old musician, Miguel Rivera, whose family - ironically - hates music. There's a pretty good reason why they are against music though. Anyway, nothing can kill Miguel's dreams to meet the success of his icon, Ernesto de la Cruz. It all gets more complicated when he discovers that he is his ancestor and "steals" his magic guitar, which sends him to the World of the Dead. Throughout his journey there, he has the company of his adorable dog, Dante, and a trickster skeleton, Hector. That's how much I can reveal about the story.

Coco is a flawlessly crafted movie. It's a visual marvel, a musical phenomenon that has three dimensional characters, top-notch voice acting, great sense of humor, a wonderful, deep message and some really emotional moments that will surely make you cry. Coco is about death, life, love, music and hope. It's also the best and most loyal representation of Mexican culture and the Dia des Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday I've ever seen. At the same time, it's very refreshing, creative and authentic, which will surprise those who think it's a carbon copy of "Book of Life". It now has a special place in my heart and it's yet another masterpiece from the studio that reinvented the animation genre.

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