Even though this is a very busy time of year I think it’s very important to make the time to see the movie COCO. We were able to squeeze in a movie screening the other night and I’m so glad we did. You know, I’ve been sharing my adventures at Pixar when I attended the Pixar COCO press day. There I learned…
About Making The Skeletons of COCO and took a look Behind Pixar’s COCO: Creating The Land of The Living and The Land of The Dead, and just the history of Dia De Los Muertos. I also learned a lot about the music behind Coco. The music is part of the heart and soul of COCO and you’ll see why when you watch the movie. Go, go see it now, it’s in theaters today!
Coco begins following the family story of Miguel who wants more than anything to be a musician. He is part of a family where music has been forbidden but he just can’t let it go. He’s built his own guitar and idolizes Ernesto de la Cruz the most famous musician ever. On the night of Dia De Los Muertos when everyone is celebrating lost family members, Miguel wants nothing to do with his family. He runs away from the family night to compete in a talent show and on the way his grandmother destroys his guitar. He is even more motivated to leave his family and be part of the competition and that’s when the trouble starts for him. As he tries to steal Ernesto de la Cruz’s guitar he is suddenly cursed and finds himself a member of the land of the dead. His only way back to the land of the living is to get a blessing from one of his family members. While trying to find Coco’s father, he learns the meaning of family and the need to remember. It’s a beautiful story of love and understanding each other which is something that all families struggle with.
Also need to mention, Chatbooks has partnered with COCO. Because COCO is all about remembering family and loved ones, it makes perfect sense. Chatbooks make a great gift for family. I made a book that I’m going to give to my mom, however, my husband loves it so much he might not be willing to give it up. He might take it to work. I guess that just means I’ll have to order another one. You can make your own and get 20% off now through Dec. 2 by using the code: JOLLY.
And I can’t forget to mention Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, they didn’t play it before the screening so I didn’t get to see it. Which means, we have to go to the theater again to watch it. I saw Josh Gad sing at D23 Expo and have been dying to see the entire short.