Directed by: Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina
Total Runtime: 105 min
Country of Origin: United States
Academy Award Winner, Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song; Golden Globe Winner, Best Animated Feature
“We really wanted to explore the family bonds that tie us to the generations that came before us,” he says. “This story is about celebrating our past—even as we look to the future.”
Q&A with cultural consultant Marcela Davison Aviles
Heartwarming and joyous, Pixar’s ode to Día de Muertos is exquisitely full of life. This animated gem plays loving tribute to Mexican culture with stunning visuals, comic energy, and potent emotion as it traces a generational saga of the Rivera family and their generations-old ban on music. Despite that, 12-year-old Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). 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. Enchanting and dazzling, Coco is a resplendent, celebratory love letter to Mexico.