COCO (Theatrical Release USA 2017)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.8|5.0 Starsìììì

Coco—culturally significant with universal appeal—has the unmistakable quality of Pixar animation stamped all over it. Full of heart and lovability, this excellent and creative film serves the whole family’s entertainment needs, a good child/adult share. It stands at the level of Toy Story, Monster Inc., and Finding Nemo, but wisely brings itself to the entertainment party without copycatting previously made animated movies. It’s a movie worth collecting in the home library. Research and have a little family discussion about the Hispanic folklore surrounding the Day of the Dead celebration before going. Watch for the unexpected twist in the story. WOW! Encore! Bravo for Directors Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) desires a musical career, but experiences a long detour toward his goal first.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer John Lasseter for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal), Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt), Mamá Imelda (voice of Alanna Ubach), Abuelita (voice of Renee Viictor), Papá (voice of Jaime Camil), Papá Julio (voice of Alfonso Arau), Tío Oscar/Tío Felipe (voice of Herbert Siguenza), Clerk (voice of Gabriel Iglesias), Plaza Mariachi/Gustavo (voice of Lombardo Boyar), Mamá Coco (voice of Ana Ofelia Murguía), Frida Kahlo (voice of Natalia Cordova-Buckley), and Tía Rosita (voice of Selene Luna).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This film requires buying three tickets. One for you today, one for you tomorrow, and one to share with a friend. This movie is a winner from the opening to the final scene.

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