Coco is a celebration of family love, life, and embracing where you came from while staying true to what makes you unique. This is the perfect movie to enjoy over Thanksgiving break. Everyone in the family will find something to love in Coco.
I know I touched on how colorful The Land of the Dead is in this film after seeing the trailer, but honestly every aspect and location is amazing. The detail in the town, the character renderings, all of it is beautiful.
Yes I cried, but I also laughed. A lot. The skeletons declaring churros when they returned to the Land of the Dead, those must have been my relatives. My son cracked up at every skeleton using their bones to do funny things moments. I liked the snappy comebacks from the women of the family. My husband looked over at me when Mamá Imelda was laying down the law with a “Mmhmm that’s familiar” look. What can I say, I’m a redhead.
Sit back and get ready for some after-this-life action. Miguel is trying desperately to find his way home from The Land of the Dead and it’s not the easiest thing to do. He has some near misses, meets some pretty crazy characters, and has a run in with a very large Pepita.
You all are going to fall in love with the characters of Coco. I bet you might even feel like you are watching members of your own family on the screen. Our dog has some pretty silly tendencies like Dante-who chews on their foot? Hector is wily but inside has a good heart. Crazy Uncles, and loving Aunts, I’ve got those too. Watching Miguel’s parents and grandmother we realize that although we love our children fiercely and only want the best for them, our vision of their lives might not be their own. Sometimes we need to remember they too have dreams and before we shut them down, we should take the time to listen. You’ll leave the theater laughing, possibly still tearing, and feeling that bond of family love even stronger than before.
I think I’m going to start rating Disney movies by box of tissues. Or at least Disney Pixar ones. If I start my rating scale, Coco gets 7 tissues from me, 1 from my husband (who rarely tears up), and 1 from my daughter. My son understood the sadder portions but he was loving all the action. What does that mean for you? Bring your tissues, and not a travel size pack either.
This movie made me miss my grandmother but at the same time helped me to feel like she is still with me and watching over my life. The love of family is forever, and no matter where they might be, that bond never breaks.
My daughter told me this morning that Coco is now her favorite Disney Pixar film. She liked how the story was about family and the love they have for each other, no matter what. She also loved the alebrijes, Dante, and the sassy, do-not-mess-with-them women of the movie.
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
It is the first holiday season since the gates reopened in Arendelle. Elsa and Anna want to throw a celebration for the people but when they all leave to celebrate in their own way. The sisters realize they don’t have any family traditions of their own.
Not to worry ladies, Olaf and Sven are on it! Our two favorite sidekicks team up to bring back the best traditions and save this first Christmas for their friends.
Enjoy this clip with the always huggable Olaf!
Grab these free Coco printable activities!
Coco is in theaters now!
Come see the new A Wrinkle in Time trailer and poster. Based on the classic novel by Madeleine L’Engle, this movie is going to take us on an adventure that is out of this dimension.
The only way to defeat the darkness, is to become the light.
When the teaser debuted during D23, I couldn’t wait to see more. A Wrinkle in Time is one of those books that I have read and reread so many times. The new trailer did not disappoint. Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which look amazing. Plus the effects truly give you the feel that you are not in a known dimension anymore.
Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who just wants to fit in. The daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother, Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself. Complicating matters is the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Murry, which has left Meg devastated and her mother broken-hearted. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial beings (Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who) who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they embark on their formidable quest. Travelling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil force. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must face the darkness within herself in order to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness rapidly enveloping the Universe.
A Wrinkle in Time opens in theatres everywhere on March 9, 2018!
Are your ready for COCO? We sure are! I’ve got the new COCO trailer and recipes that are inspired by the movie. My kids made me pinky promise I would get the ingredients for the Pan de Muerto and Hot Chocolate today at the store. Can’t wait to try them! You can get the recipes and other fun printable activities below, but first watch the final trailer for COCO.
You’re skeletons! You’re alive!
We are screening COCO soon, but from what I’ve heard it is an amazing film. And I was right, tissues will definitely be needed!
In this world and the next, family is forever.
Pan de Muerto and Hot Chocolate
COCO opens in theatres everywhere on November 22nd!
Disney Pixar’s COCO is opening next month! Our family is excited to journey to Mexico and learn more about Miguel and his family, both the living and dead members. We all have our theories why there is a generations old ban on music, but we have to wait until November 22nd to see who is right. In the meantime, we are enjoying all the new COCO clips Disney Pixar has shared.
I laughed out loud during the trailer when the grandmother smacked the Mariachi man with her shoe. You do not want to mess with her!
Grandma knows best, trust me! Check out this new clip from COCO “Mariachi Plaza.”
I love the depth of work put into creating every aspect of COCO. Take a look at what inspired everything we will see in COCO.
For more COCO fun, grab these free coloring pages and activities!
COCO opens in theatres everywhere on November 22nd!