• Kathy Copcutt

Disney•Pixar's Coco opens in theatres in 3D November 22!


What can I tell you about COCO? Other than the fact that this is an INSTANT CLASSIC, an animation that will touch your heart and has you evaluating your life and surroundings. You’ll choose love over hate and most importantly, follow your heart. Truth be known, I had no clue what COCO was about when I was invited to the screening, Sauntering in, yes, I sauntered because I thought it was going to be an easy breezy animation, boy was I WRONG! Completely blown away, I cried like I haven’t cried in a long time. Ugly tears streaming down my face, runny nose, catching my breath and I found myself lost in the moment. You know that moment when you're caught between reality and fantasy. Wishing things a certain way and knowing reality is much more complicated.

COCO, Directed by Lee Unkrich ("Toy Story 3") and veteran Pixar animator Adrian Molina, take us on a journey that will steal your heart. Twelve-year-old Miguel Riviera (voice by Anthony Gonzalez), lives in the small town of Santa Cecilia. Miguel idolizes a popular singer-songwriter of the 1920s and '30s, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), however Miguel's great-great-grandfather left, abandoning his loved ones to selfishly pursue his dreams of fame and glory. Why this last line is imperative, because of his great-great-grandfather actions his family has forbidden any musicians to evolve in the family. This is where things get dicey, Miguel is a musician at heart and his family vehemently disapproves. When Miguel meets Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal), his journey of the biggest lesson in his life and ours will begin.

Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead where family and friends gather to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died and help support their spiritual journey. What an unbelievable powerful time, could you imagine if we ALL actually took a moment and talked to our elders about family members that have passed, all the priceless knowledge we’d acquire, wisdom beyond our years, and the love passed down would be immense. We wouldn’t repeat mistakes, take the past into account and learn from it. Take the time to talk to your grandparents and parents, remember as we grow older, as do they.

Without giving away the movie, because truthfully if I go on, I will give it away, go and see COCO. Take the kids, even your youngest one, they will be in awe of the colors, the characters, and the MUSIC!!!!! Oh, the music captures your heart and will have you singing aloud. Thank you Disney and Disney*Pixar for inviting me to a Pre-Screening and Press Junket of COCO, I’m extremely thankful and grateful for the opportunity, ¡Gracias!.

Disney•Pixar's Coco opens in theatres in 3D November 22! Get tickets here!

Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young 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. After meeting a charming trickster named Hector, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

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