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REVIEW: Disney’s heartwarming ‘Coco’ shakes the box office

By Isabella Brooks

On Nov. 22, 2017, Disney brought another hit into the box office that created an abundance of revenue. Coco isn’t like the regular movies produced by Disney. It included diverse religion, different family values, and an inside look at Mexican culture which is a great take on a family movie.

Coco is a family film based around a boy, Miguel, and his aspiration to become a famous musician, although his family is strictly opposed to the thought of music. Miguel goes against his family’s restraints and finds himself in a series of unfortunate events. He brings some trouble upon himself as he is only 12 years old. He finds himself in the realm of the dead and must return with a blessing from a family member before sunrise or else he will never return to the living world again.

Miguel is on a journey to return to his loving family who welcomes him back with open arms but there is only one restriction. He cannot play music in the living world. The story follows Miguel on his path to return home while he struggles with the right decisions every step of the way.

Coco has deservingly earned a variety of awards ranging from Academy Awards for Best Animated Film to ADG Production Design Awards for an Animated Film. It brought a lot of publicity due to the number of audiences it reached.

Disney released another diverse film but what made this movie so different was because it was centered around the Mexican holiday, El Dia de Los Muertos, the day of the dead. It explains the origin of the holiday and how vital it is to the community. It shows all who don’t celebrate how valuable their ethnicity is to the civilians.

It was talked about from people ages 8-88 because it was thought-provoking for all different types of families. Coco showed how a family is truly the most important type of support. The family unit that Disney portrayed is one of the most important ways to present how valuable love from the ones closest at heart are.

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