Coco (2012). "Don't name a streetdog, they'll follow you everywhere".
Updated: Oct 9, 2020
It's time! Our first movie on the list is a Disney/Pixar favorite. Coco. Neither one of us had seen this movie before so it was neat to go in blind for our first go around at this. Personally due to everything I had heard I had VERY high expectations for this film. I was expecting this to be one of the greatest Disney movies I had ever seen, better than the rest, memorable music, exciting characters, stunning visuals. The works.
Listen to our first episode for a full review and breakdown.
Storyline : 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.
Director : Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
Writers: Lee Unkrich, Jason Katz
Stars: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt
Awards: 110 Wins & 35 Nominations
Best Animated Feature Film - Oscar
Best Original Song - Oscar
Film Budget: $175,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross : $807,082,196
Grab your tissues!
FUN FACT TIME
#1 - The Land of the Dead in the movie is inspired by the Mexican city of Guanajuato. The city is known for having colorful houses that sit on the hillsides.
#2 - Pay attention and you’ll see that in the Land of The Dead there’s quite a bit of out-dated technology use. Keep an eye out for an 80s Macintosh computer and walkie-talkie radios. It’s actually pretty fitting considering these bits of technology are, as of today, obsolete and well dead.
#3 - One of Pixar’s biggest and most recognizable Easter eggs also makes an appearance in the movie. In The Land of the Dead the door to the office is labeled with “A113.” It’s a nod to the California Institute of Arts classroom where many Disney and Pixar animators studied.
Miguel is thrown into the pit and lands in water, being completely submerged. But a couple minutes later when Hector mentions Coco, Miguel pulls the family picture out of his pocket, and the picture is totally dry and showing no effects of being submerged.
When Miguel is using a bottle to make some music the fruits in the background change between shots.
In the scene of Miguel and Hector on the rocks at the bottom of the huge sinkhole, Hector's left foot has six toes.