- The re-release of Coco as part of Disney’s centenary celebrations allows audiences to immerse themselves in a vibrant tapestry of Mexican culture and poignant storytelling.
- Director Lee Unkrich’s Coco was a cinematic jewel for Disney, earning $814.3 million worldwide and garnering critical acclaim for its animation and original song.
- Coco‘s re-release is part of Disney’s larger Disney 100 festivities, bringing back beloved classics like Toy Story and The Lion King to captivate audiences with timeless tales and themes of love, family, and heritage.
As part of the monumental centenary celebrations of Disney, the charismatic, color-soaked Pixar film, Coco, comes fluttering back to the big screen, resurrecting its allure and enchanting essence for both old and new audiences alike. In a time where celebrations echo with vibrant history and familial bonds, cinema aficionados find themselves transported back into the mesmerizing world of Miguel and his fascinating journey into the Land of the Dead.
Rekindling the magic from September 15-28, this re-release stands as a golden opportunity for viewers to once again immerse themselves in a tapestry woven with vibrant hues, poignant narratives, and a dazzling showcase of Mexican culture. Initially part of a series of re-releases announced by Fandango at the onset of the year, Pixar recently rejuvenated the buzz by unveiling a refreshing poster bearing the emblematic Disney 100 logo, signaling the availability of tickets for this much-anticipated event.
Helmed by the adept Lee Unkrich, Coco emerged as a stellar cinematic jewel in Disney’s crown, with staggering box office earnings amounting to $814.3 million worldwide. At its heart, the narrative unfolds the emotional odyssey of 12-year-old Miguel, portrayed by the prodigious Anthony Gonzalez. Miguel harbors an unyielding passion for music, a sentiment unfortunately not shared by his family who holds a deep-seated aversion to it due to the actions of their forebear, Héctor, vividly brought to life by Gael García Bernal.
Caught in the crossfire of familial expectations and individual desires, Miguel embarks on a quest that inadvertently transports him to the mesmerizing Land of the Dead. As the ticking clock harbors the risk of him disappearing from existence alongside Héctor, Miguel treads a path sprinkled with secrets, revelations, and ancestral encounters. The young boy fervently seeks to meet the legendary musician Ernesto de la Cruz, a character infused with life by Benjamin Bratt, whose past is intricately intertwined with Héctor’s.
Coco Brings a Cultural Odyssey Back to the Big Screen
Coco has been lauded as a touching ode to Mexican culture, successfully encapsulating the intricacies and beauty of Miguel’s surroundings, both in the realms of the living and the dead. When it first hit the theaters, the film was received with open arms by the Mexican populace, establishing a new record for the inaugural weekend earnings of an original animated movie. However, it remains a mystery whether the Spanish-language iteration will grace the screens during this re-run. Adding to its laurels, the film clinched numerous accolades, including 11 Annie Awards from 13 nominations, a Golden Globe, and a pair of prestigious Academy Awards, celebrating its animation excellence and the poignant original song “Remember Me,” crafted by the dynamic duo, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
Yet, this cinematic resurgence is not an isolated event. The Disney 100 festivities have opened a treasure trove of classics for audiences to revisit, ranging from Toy Story, The Incredibles, and Frozen. As the season progresses, aficionados can anticipate the return of timeless tales like The Lion King and Moana adorning cinema screens once more, encapsulating viewers in their timeless tales.
As autumn leaves begin to fall, the luminescent spirit of Coco awaits to sweep viewers off their feet once more, encouraging them to cherish their roots and embrace the immortal tales of love, family, and heritage that echo through generations. So, mark your calendars, for the magical world of Coco beckons for a grand, heartfelt reunion from September 15-28, promising a symphony of emotions, vibrant cultures, and unforgettable melodies that reverberate in every heart, young and old.