Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. 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, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. Written by
The celebration of a lifetime
21 November 2017 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Untitled Dia de los Muertos Project
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Opening Weekend USA: $50,802,605,
26 November 2017, Wide Release
Gross USA: $200,726,972, 21 January 2018
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $390,018,962, 10 December 2017
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Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?
The filmmakers and animators traveled to Mexico five times to research about the culture, people, food, traditions, etc. to help define the story and characters of Coco
(2017). Among their journeys, they visited Mexico City and Oaxaca. Director Lee Unkrich
said of the experience, "I'd seen it portrayed in folk art. It was something about the juxtaposition of skeletons with bright, festive colors that captured my imagination. It has led me down a winding path of discovery. And the more I learn about Día de Muertos, the more it affects me deeply." See more
[to Mama Imelda; about Hector
He was trying to take me home.
He left us!
Yes, but he was going to come back to you, but Ernesto De La Cruz poisoned him!
[the Rivera family gasps
It is true.
[Hector suddenly shudders; meaning he is being forgotten
Please... you must help me! It's Coco!
[realizing what's happening; shocked
She's forgetting you!
[to the Rivera family
Look, what I'm trying to say is... is that although you may never forgive him, you should NEVER forget him!
At the end of the closing credits, there is an ofrenda to the deceased people who inspired the filmmakers of Coco, in the form of a mosaic made from photographs. See more
References Blazing Saddles
Remember Me (Reunion)
Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez
and Robert Lopez
Performed by Anthony Gonzalez
and Ana Ofelia Murguía See more