He meets Héctor, who declares that he knows Ernesto, offering to help Miguel reach him in return for Miguel taking his photo back with him, so that he might visit his daughter before she forgets him, causing him to disappear completely. Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.The film was directed by Lee Unkrich and was based on an original idea by Unkrich with the screenplay written by Adrian Molina (who also co-directed) and Matthew Aldrich. " Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film a grade of "A+" on an A+ to F scale, one of fewer than 90 films in the history of the service to receive such a score; it was also the sixth Pixar film to earn the rating – the previous being Up in 2009. Watch trailers, read customer and critic reviews, and buy Coco (2017) directed by Lee Unkrich for $19.99. She reveals that she had saved the torn-off piece of the family photo with Héctor's face on it, and then tells her family stories about her father, thus saving his memory as well as his existence in the Land of the Dead. Miguel's family reconciles with him, ending the ban on music. , Coco was nominated for various awards and won a number of them, including several for Best Animated Feature. It has since been determined that the title of the film will change, and therefore we are withdrawing our trademark filing.  According to Unkrich, Miguel's guitar playing is authentic, as they "videotaped musicians playing each song or melody and strapped GoPros on their guitars" to use as a reference. Anthony Gonzalez, Actor: Coco. Coco.  During the film's pre-production, Miguel was originally set to be voiced by a child named Emilio Fuentes, who was removed from the role after his voice deepened due to puberty over the course of the film's production. , 2017 computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios, replaces Miguel and Lafourcade's version in the Spanish dub, the 16th highest-grossing animated film ever, List of accolades received by Coco (2017 film), Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production, Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production, Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production, "Pixar's Coco is a 'Love Letter to Mexico' in the Age of Trump", "Disney-Pixar Introduces the 'Coco' Character Family", "Benjamin Bratt on 'The Infiltrator', 'Shot Caller' and Pixar's 'Coco, "Nolan Gerard Funk Joins 'Berlin, I Love You'; Natalia Cordova-Buckley Set In 'Coco, "Pixar's Lee Unkrich on the 'anxiety' of directing Coco", "Meet the Newest Disney•Pixar Marvel, Coco", "Pixar Shares 'Coco' Secrets at Annecy Animation Festival", "The World of Coco Influenced by John Wick, Hayao Miyazaki, Mexican History", "Day of the Dead trademark request draws backlash for Disney", "Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz to Work on Pixar's Day of the Dead Film 'Coco, "Disney Drops Controversial Dia De Los Muertos Trademark Bid After Online Uproar", "Interview: Pixar's Lee Unkrich Talks Success, Diversity and 'Coco, "Pixar's 'Coco' feasts on 'Justice League' at box office", "Meet Anthony Gonzalez, the teen breakout star of Pixar's animated 'Coco, "Pixar's Coco Is a "Love Letter to Mexico" When It's Needed Most", "Gael García Bernal Talks About Singing in Pixar's 'Coco, "Coco Was A 'Collaborative Process' At Pixar", "Benjamin Bratt Is Mexican Sinatra In Coco", "Benjamin Bratt on His Character in Disney/Pixar's Coco", "Alanna Ubach on Playing the Fiercely Strong Mama Imelda in Pixar's 'Coco, "Lee Unkrich Confirms That Animation Has Officially Started on Coco! 137 of 169 people found this review helpful. Ubach felt her tía was the family's matriarch, and dedicated the film to her tía. 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It symobilizes a website link url. Bert Berry, the film's art director, said that aged building materials were used in order to depict Santa Cecilia "as an older charming city". They are, however, asking "that the company acknowledge her contribution" to the film, which has yet to occur.  The movie was released in Japan, its final market, on March 16, 2018.  The score was released on November 10, 2017.  The Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips called the film "vividly good, beautifully animated", praising Giacchino's musical score and the songs, as well drawing a comparison to the emotional tone of Inside Out. He concluded his review by stating, "I had some minor quibbles about [Coco] while I was watching it, but I can't remember what they were. Christian Hoffman, the film's character supervisor, said that all of the details in Mama Coco's face were not modeled. It grossed $9.3 million on its opening weekend, the biggest opening weekend for an original animated film and the biggest debut for an animated film outside of the summer movie season in the market. According to David Ryu, the film's supervising technical director, the animation team "ﬁgured out a way to introduce a single light — but give it a million points" for the scenes on the outside in the Land of the Dead: "The renderer sees it as one light, but we see a million lights".  Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times found the film to be "full of life" and deemed it "a bouncy and heart-tugging adventure", while lauding the vocal performances as "fantastic" and "first-rate". " The fact that the film depicted "a real culture" caused anxiety for Unkrich, who "felt an enormous responsibility on [his] shoulders to do it right. Coco suffers from memory loss and has become largely non-verbal, but Miguel is very close to her. This page was last edited on 9 November 2020, at 00:33.  It dropped by 23% in its third weekend, grossing $8.4 million. After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. This page was last edited on 9 November 2020, at 00:33. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think. They asked me what I need. With Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach. Disney Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Sign up for a FANALERT® and be the first to know when tickets and other exclusives are available in your area. Animation, Adventure, Family. , Originally, the film was meant to be a "break-into-song" musical.  Plans for the film to be a full musical film were scrapped following early test screenings. 2017-11-22T19:21:04Z The letter F. A ghost.  Pixar used some Xolo dogs to use as reference for the character Dante, while a tentacle from Finding Dory's Hank was used for his tongue. Mama Imelda's voice was influenced by Ubach's tía Flora, who was a "profound influence in [her] life". , It fell to number six in its fifth weekend, due to competition from three new releases – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Pitch Perfect 3, and The Greatest Showman – despite a small drop again; it grossed $2.8 million on Christmas Day. 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. Arau reprised his role in the Spanish-language dubbing of the movie. Jessup called the Marigold petal bridge that connects both worlds "elegant and magical". With a cost of $175 million, Coco is the first film with a nine-figure budget to feature an all-Latino principal cast. When Miguel is playing his guitar and singing in the talent show in the Land of the Dead, it's not just his guitar that is heard, but other instruments including horns. By its second weekend, it had become the highest-grossing Pixar release ever in China, nearly doubling previous record-holder Finding Dory, and by its fifth weekend, it had surpassed Despicable Me 3 to become the second highest-grossing animated movie of all time in the country, behind Zootopia. Eventually, the team decided that this was the wrong approach and reformed the film to focus on a Mexican child instead. , The film's score was composed by Michael Giacchino. , Following the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, where "Remember Me" won the award for Best Original Song, the album broke the top 40 on the Billboard 200 charts, jumping from 120 to 39, where it peaked before dropping to 64. Ukrainian, Croatian projects win big at Cottbus co-production market. Medina reprised her role in the Spanish-language dubbing of the movie. Was this review helpful to you? The concept for Coco is inspired by the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. In Santa Cecilia, Mexico, Miguel dreams of becoming a musician, even though his family strictly forbids it.  On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating to reviews, the film has a weighted average score of 81 out of 100, based on 48 critics, indicating "universal acclaim. The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel 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 and to reverse his family's ban on music.