This visually stunning movie, made by Pixar and Disney, that is filled with instant classic songs such as “Remember Me” and “Un Poco Loco”, follows the story of Miguel as he travels into the afterlife on the Day of the Dead.
The Day of the Dead is a primarily Mexican holiday where families and friends of the deceased gather to pray and remember them, bringing along offerings for their journey in the afterlife.
In the movie, we see Miguel, who idolizes a famous singer named Ernesto de la Cruz, struggle with his dream of becoming a musician because of family disapproval. He is expected to continue in the family business of shoemaking and is forbidden from playing guitar.
After breaking into the mausoleum and playing the guitar owned by Ernesto de la Cruz of his idol, he is transported into the Land of the Dead and has to find his way back home before he is trapped there forever.
If you’re looking for a movie to watch with the kids that will teach them lessons about the importance of family and other cultures, Coco should be at the top of your list. Not only for its rich colors and emotional storytelling, but for the awareness it brings to one of the biggest holidays in Mexico.