Coco

Synopsis: Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). 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 (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
Director(s): Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina (co-director)
Production: Disney/Pixar
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 86 wins & 28 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.4
Metacritic:
81
Rotten Tomatoes:
97%
PG
Year:
2017
105 min
$208,487,719
4,272 Views

EXT. MARIGOLD PATH - DUSK

A path of marigold petals leads up to an altar lovingly

arranged in a humble cemetery. An old woman lights a candle

as the smoke of burning copal wood dances lyrically upward...

CARD:
DISNEY PRESENTS

CARD:
A PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS FILM

The smoke lifts up toward lines of papel picado ­- cut paper

banners -- that sway gently in the breeze.

PAPEL PICADO CARD: "COCO"

MIGUEL (V.O.)

Sometimes I think I'm cursed...

'cause of something that happened

before I was even born.

A story begins to play out on the papel picado.

MIGUEL (V.O.)

See, a long time ago there was this

family.

The images on the papel picado come to life to illustrate a

father, a mother, and a little girl. The family is happy.

MIGUEL (V.O.)

The papá, he was a musician.

The papá plays guitar while the mother dances with her

daughter.

MIGUEL (V.O.)

He and his family would sing, and

dance, and count their blessings...

(beat)

But he also had a dream... to play

for the world.

(beat)

And one day he left with his

guitar... and never returned.

The man walks down a road, guitar slung on his back. In

another vignette his daughter stands in the doorway, watching

her papá leave. Two feet step up next to her. It is her

mamá, hardened.

She shuts the door.

2.

MIGUEL (V.O.)

And the mamá...? She didn't have

time to cry over that walkaway

musician!

(beat)

After banishing all music from her

life...

The woman gets rid of all of her husband's instruments and

records.

MIGUEL (V.O.)

She found a way to provide for her

daughter...

(beat)

She rolled up her sleeves and she

learned to make shoes.

(beat)

She could have made candy!

Amongst the papel picado, a stick swings at a strung up

piñata which bursts with candy...

MIGUEL (V.O.)

Or fireworks!

Fireworks go off in the background...

MIGUEL (V.O.)

Or sparkly underwear for wrestlers!

Sparkly underwear and a luchador mask hang on a line amongst

other linens...

MIGUEL (V.O.)

But no... she chose shoes...

On the papel picado, the little girl becomes a young woman.

MIGUEL (V.O.)

Then she taught her daughter to

make shoes. And later, she taught

her son-in-law.

She introduces a suitor to the family business.

MIGUEL (V.O.)

Then her grandkids got roped in.

As her family grew, so did the

business.

In the next vignette, a bunch of goofy grandchildren join in

the shoemaking. The shoe shop is full of family!

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Lee Unkrich

Lee Edward Unkrich (born August 8, 1967) is an American director, film editor, screenwriter, and animator. He is a longtime member of the creative team at Pixar, where he started in 1994 as a film editor. He later began directing, first as co-director of Toy Story 2. After co-directing Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo, Unkrich made his solo directorial debut with Toy Story 3 in 2010, and most recently directed Coco in 2017, both of which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. more…

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