Coco is the nineteenth animated feature film from Pixar. Aspiring 12-year-old musician Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) is fed up with not being allowed to pursue his musical dream by his family. On Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) he strums the guitar of deceased musician Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), and Miguel ends up in the Land of the Dead. There he meets his deceased relatives, whose blessing he needs before sunrise in order to return to the Land of the Living. However, Miguel will not agree to their blessing after learning that they do not allow him to pursue music, so starts to search for a relative who will give him their blessing to return to the land of the living and play music.
- The screenplay depicts the Day of the Dead with tremendous amounts of detail and is very respectful towards Mexican culture, while also emphasising the importance of family and doing what is right by them.
- Brilliantly written songs that are very catchy, and have an extra level of authenticity, due to a number of them incorporating Spanish lyrics.
- It should go without saying with Pixar films, but the animation is rich in texture and detail, with a truly gorgeous colour palette, that is a real visual feast to watch.
- This film has a true sense of energy and passion emanating from it, and it is a wonderful feeling knowing that the film was made by people who were so passionate about the project.
- Bar a couple of lines from John Ratzenberger, the whole cast are either Latin American, or of Latin American descent. They are a very good voice cast, with especially memorable turns from Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal and Alanna Ubach.
- The slapstick gags (which make up most of the comedy) do get quite repetitive, as pretty much all of them revolve around either skeletons or animals.