Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
“Coco” is a 2017 computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film was directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina.
The story follows a young boy named Miguel, who dreams of becoming a musician despite his family’s generations-old ban on music. On the Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday celebrating deceased loved ones, Miguel accidentally enters the Land of the Dead, where he meets his ancestors and discovers the true history of his family’s relationship with music.
“Coco” received critical acclaim for its animation, music, storytelling, and cultural representation. It won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“Remember Me”). The film has since become a beloved classic and a cultural touchstone, particularly within the Mexican and Mexican-American communities.