If you’re following me on Twitter, you’ve probably already noticed my new obsession with all things Coco! From the latest Coco toys to the latest news about being able to watch it in the US in Spanish, I can’t help but share everything about my new favorite Disney Pixar movie! Today on Theresa’s Reviews, I’m sharing what it was like to watch it a second time, and my 7 year old child’s perspective too!

I’m Loco For Coco (I’ve Already Seen It Twice!)

When Coco premiered in Los Angeles, I enjoyed every second of the premiere party (which you can read about here). The festivities were incredible! Then, when the movie started at El Capitan theater, marigold flowers flew in the air, and dancers filled the aisles and the stage. I’ve never seen a movie begin with such a fantastic celebration.

Theresa Pickett of Theresa's Reviews at the premiere of Disney Pixar's Coco in Los Angeles

Theresa Pickett of Theresa’s Reviews at the premiere of Disney Pixar’s Coco in Los Angeles

Watching Coco For A Second Time

When I watched Coco at the premiere, I didn’t fully realize the importance of the movie yet. The storyline was incredibly moving, but I didn’t get the chance to interview the actors until the next day. You can read my first review here to learn more about what I thought.

Now that I’ve spoken with the incredible actors and filmmakers in Coco, watching the movie again was even more spectacular. When I watched Coco a second time, I picked up on the foreshadowing more, like when someone says, “Never name a street dog – they’ll follow you forever.” Dante the dog really does become a forever friend for Miguel, and he is always trying to lead Miguel to his Dad.

There’s also a moment when Miguel says, “I’m going to play Mariachi plaza, even if it kills me!” It does in fact kill him, since he has to travel through the Day of the Dead to be able to play music again.

MARIGOLD BRIDGE — In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) desperately wants to prove his musical talent. But when he strums the guitar of his idol, the late Ernesto de la Cruz, Miguel sets off a mysterious chain of events and finds himself—and his loyal dog Dante—crossing into the Land of the Dead via a breathtaking bridge made of marigold petals. Directed by Lee Unkrich, co-directed by Adrian Molina and produced by Darla K. Anderson, “Coco” opens in theaters Nov. 22, 2017. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

MARIGOLD BRIDGE — In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) desperately wants to prove his musical talent. But when he strums the guitar of his idol, the late Ernesto de la Cruz, Miguel sets off a mysterious chain of events and finds himself—and his loyal dog Dante—crossing into the Land of the Dead via a breathtaking bridge made of marigold petals. Directed by Lee Unkrich, co-directed by Adrian Molina and produced by Darla K. Anderson, “Coco” opens in theaters Nov. 22, 2017. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Another reason watching Coco a second time was impressive was because it was in 3D. In the musical scenes, I enjoyed watching the fingers as they played the guitar.

The Actors In Coco

Now that I’ve met the actors of Coco, I was even more involved in the plot. When I interviewed them, it was clear how personally invested they were in the film, especially as people who are all of Latin heritage.

Gael Garcia Bernal As Hector

One of my favorite parts of the movie was watching Hector teach Miguel how to do his best grito (a Mexican shout). I enjoyed watching them perform together on the stage.

COCO (Pictured) - UN POCO LOCO – In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” aspiring musician Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with a charming trickster named Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal) to unravel a generations-old family mystery. Their extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead includes an unexpected talent show performance of “Un Poco Loco,” an original song in the son jarocho style of Mexican music written by co-director Adrian Molina and Germaine Franco for the film. “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

COCO (Pictured) – UN POCO LOCO – In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” aspiring musician Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with a charming trickster named Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal) to unravel a generations-old family mystery. Their extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead includes an unexpected talent show performance of “Un Poco Loco,” an original song in the son jarocho style of Mexican music written by co-director Adrian Molina and Germaine Franco for the film. “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Something that really stuck out to me this time was when Hector’s friend the Chicharrón is about to be forgotten forever.

Hector says, “Memories must be passed down by those who knew us in life. It happens to everyone eventually.”

It was a very memorable moment and made me think about how important it is to keep our stories of our ancestors alive through storytelling.

Theresa's Reviews - I'm Loco For "Coco" (I've Seen It Twice!)

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Coco does a good job of teaching respect for the afterlife. We all might believe in different things, but respect for those who came before us is a universal idea. The movie shows that there is value in keeping memories alive through storytelling and in music.

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A Child’s Perspective On Disney Pixar’s Coco

When I decided to bring my 7 year old daughter, I wondered what she would think. After all, Coco does have ideas of a final death, murder, dead people, dishonesty, fist fights, eyeballs that fall off, and a spirit guide. These aren’t usually topics we talk about at home!

However, this movie did a good job of showing me how to approach the topic of death should we ever need to talk about it. She also loved watching it in 3D and bringing her favorite Miguel toy.

Sammie from The Sammie and Georgie Show watching Disney Pixar's Coco in 3D

Sammie from The Sammie and Georgie Show watching Disney Pixar’s Coco in 3D

Check out Samantha’s video review below, and share it with anyone who wonders if Coco is okay for kids to watch.

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About Disney Pixar’s Coco

Pixar Coco Trailer & About The Movie

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician. He wants to be 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 Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal). Together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. For more information, check out http://movies.disney.com/coco, Hashtag: #PixarCoco, Pixar Coco Facebook, Pixar Coco Twitter and Pixar Coco Instagram.

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Disclosure: I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion.

3 Responses

  1. Angela

    This looks like such a wonderful movie. I’ve been wondering about taking my 7-year-old daughter to see it if it would be too scary. But now I think she would really enjoy it, we are going to have to see it!

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