The day has finally arrived, Disney•Pixar’s Coco and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure are Now Playing.
Disney•Pixar’s Coco is Now Playing
In simple terms, Disney•Pixar has done it again. Not only does Coco celebrates family and the Mexican Dia de Muertos (day of the dead) celebrations, but it encapsulates the essence of what makes us who we are, where we are going, and how we want to be remembered. Before we continue let’s learn a bit more about Disney•Pixar’s Coco.
Coco is set in Mexico and it features two distinct worlds, the land of the living set in Santa Cecilia and where Miguel and his family are from and on the other hand is the land of the dead. Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez), is an aspiring singer and self-taught guitarist who dreams of following in the footsteps of his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt), the most famous musician in the history of Mexico. However, Miguel’s family forbids music. 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 (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
So, now that we have explore the story of Coco, let’s talk about what I personally loved about this movie. For starters, the visual, the music, the colors, the settings, the characters, the story line are all on point. Seriously, having lived most of my childhood in Central America, I love that we can all relate to Miguel and his multi-generational family. Miguel’s household comprises of his great-grandmother Coco (voice of Ana Ofelia Murguía), Miguel’s Abuelita, Miguel’s supportive Papá (voice of Jaime Camil), and Miguel’s Mamá (voice of Sofía Espinosa).
Although Coco is set in Mexico, we all can definitely identify with its’ heartfelt story line of family connections and family values. But Coco is not all about Miguel’s family and his ancestors. Oh, no. You will definitely belly laugh with Dante, Miguel’s faithful companion and his only musical confidant. Dante is a Xolo dog — short for Xoloitzcuintli — the national dog of Mexico.
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Above the belly laughs, Miguel’s self-discovery adventures, and family connections, you will definitely love the vibrant colors and vibrant musical acts in the movie. Do be aware, Coco is a for sure tearjerker but well worth it. My kids loved the movie from beginning to end, so take your kids to see it again and again. I can guarantee that Coco will become an instant classic for sure.
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure is Now Playing
One last thing, be sure to get to the theater nice and early to enjoy the newest short playing in front of Coco, “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.” Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” is an all-new 21-minute featurette, featuring four new original songs from the original characters from 2013’s Oscar®-winning feature “Frozen.”
Olaf (voice of Josh Gad) teams up with Sven on a merry mission in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 21-minute featurette “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.” It’s the first holiday season since the gates reopened and Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) and Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) host a celebration for all of Arendelle. When the townspeople unexpectedly leave early to enjoy their individual holiday customs, the sisters realize they have no family traditions of their own. So, Olaf sets out to comb the kingdom to bring home the best traditions and save this first Christmas for his friends.
COCO opens is now in theatres everywhere!
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