Disney/Pixar’s latest animated feature, Coco comes out on November 22. My children and I were lucky to be able to preview the movie on November 2nd – Día de Muertos.
The story centers on Miguel who feels an overwhelming call to be a musician despite his family’s weird anti-music stance. Miguel’s idol is a local-made-big musician, Ernesto de la Cruz, who he realizes early on must be the grandfather who abandoned their family two generations ago. In an effort to prove his dreams are legitimate and follow in the footsteps of Ernesto, Miguel embarks on an adventure that takes him to the Land of the Dead. There he meets his ancestors that he has only previously known through stories and a “charming trickster” named Hector. By the end of the story, Miguel learns family secrets and his own priorities while attempting to help Hector and his great grandmother stay in the land of the remembered. Read More