Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on an original idea by Lee Unkrich, it is directed by Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina.
The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living.
Based around the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday. A young boy (Miguel) wants to become a musician like his ancestor Ernesto de la Cruz, a popular actor and singer. Somehow Miguel moves into the land of the dead and he seeks out Ernesto to help get him back.
The design is bright and vibrant, with lots of eye candy and a sprinkling of action. The characters are all engaging enough, but it’s the plot really draws you in and provides the emotional resonance that delivers an emotional ending.
Rating – 5/5
The first best movie of 2018.