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Coco is Disney-Pixar’s New Masterpiece

Disclaimer: I was invited to screen this movie in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Coco releases officially in theatres November 22nd. Just in time for Thanksgiving here in the United States to celebrate the meaning of family and remembering those who have gone before us. My family and I had the chance to see Coco before it comes to theatres. The animation, the colors, the story, all came together to deliver a Disney-Pixar’s masterpiece.

Coco releases officially November 22nd. A Disney-Pixar masterpiece that leaves you breathless and joyous with a story that unfolds the meaning of family.

I will admit that this movie is tough to review without giving away spoilers so I will leave you with the basics. Coco is nothing like I imagined it to be. I had expected a lovely story about family, love of music, and the beautiful festivities of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) but it is so much more. There are twists and turns in the story that will keep you on your feet. I thought Moana had done a fine enough job at tugging at my heartstrings but Coco pulled them even harder.

Coco is Disney-Pixar’s New Masterpiece

Disney-Pixar has already let the audience in on the base of the story. The lead character, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez), dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt), despite the generations-old ban on music within his family. How this story unfolds will leave you a bit on the edge of your seat. I was so intrigued by the story that I couldn’t believe the movie was already over when it was.

The emotions that these voice actors portray come right through the screen and straight into your heart. There are few scenes where my eyes became misty. The wonderful underlining to all of the emotions is of course music. Living in a family who loves to come together to play music, this movie hit home and what it would be like without it. I also had a very special bond with my grandmother. I have to ask Disney-Pixar if grandmothers are the new thing in tugging at my tears? Really though, it reminded me that even though my grandmother has passed on, she isn’t too far away if I keep her memory alive and celebrate her.

Coco releases officially November 22nd. A Disney-Pixar masterpiece that leaves you breathless and joyous with a story that unfolds the meaning of family.

COCO (Pictured) – FAMILY BONDS – In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) has a very special relationship with his great-great-grandmother, Mamá Coco (voice of Ana Ofelia Murguía). Directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Coco Sparked My Story

Coco also brought out the feeling of finding oneself in their family. My family is spread across the board due to separations, family divides, etc. I have felt the effects of finding connections with family I did not know I had. I learned about where some of my passions come from, why I act certain ways, and so much more. Miguel gets this opportunity when he finally finds the connection within his family and can help remind everyone what brings them all together.

Coco releases officially November 22nd. A Disney-Pixar masterpiece that leaves you breathless and joyous with a story that unfolds the meaning of family.

UNLIKELY DUET — In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” aspiring musician Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal) on a life-changing journey through the Land of the Dead. Directed by Lee Unkrich, co-directed by Adrian Molina and produced by Darla K. Anderson, Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Coco is a must see in my book. It has become one of my new favorite Disney-Pixar films. I was left enthralled by the story, moved by the characters, and fascinated with the visual wonder that the film provided. I have recommended it to so many friends and family and those who I know that have seen advanced screenings have left feeling the same way. Disney-Pixar outdid themselves with Coco.

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