PG | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
Miguel learns how to play the guitar from watching Ernesto de la Cruz's old movies on video. According to the film's co-director and screenwriter Adrian Molina, this is based on Molina's own childhood in the 1990s, when he recorded old and new episodes of The Wonderful World of Disney on ABC, CBS, and The Disney Channel, and yearned for a better life as a result.
Wait... what happened?
Héctor: He's been forgotten. When there's no one left in the living world who remembers you, you disappear from this world. We call it the Final Death.
Miguel: Where did he go?
Héctor: No one knows.
Miguel: But I've met him! I could remember him when I go ...
When Miguel returns to the Land of the Living at sunrise, the doors to Ernesto's tomb are sitting open to allow him out, despite the fact that they were closed and locked earlier in the film. The guitar being on the floor proves that no one entered while Miguel was gone - otherwise, they would have returned it to its spot on the wall.
At the end of the closing credits, there is an ofrenda to the deceased people who inspired the filmmakers of Coco, in the form of a mosaic made from photographs.
$50,802,605 (USA) (26 November 2017)
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