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Based on an original idea by Lee Unkrich , it is directed by him and co-directed by Adrian Molina. The story follows a year-old boy named Miguel who is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living and to reverse his family's ban on music. The concept for Coco is inspired by the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. Pixar began developing the animation in ; Unkrich and some of the film's crew visited Mexico for research. Composer Michael Giacchino , who had worked on prior Pixar animated features, composed the score. The film was praised for its animation, voice acting, music, visuals, emotional story, and respect for Mexican culture. In Santa Cecilia, Mexico, Miguel dreams of becoming a musician, even though his family strictly forbids it. His great-great-grandmother Imelda was married to a man who left her and their daughter Coco to pursue a career in music, and when he never returned, Imelda discarded all forms of music from her family's life before starting a shoemaking business. Miguel now lives with the elderly Coco and their family, most of whom are shoemakers. Coco suffers from memory loss and has become largely non-verbal.
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The Oscars are taking place on Sunday , March 4 at 8 p. The movie was a huge success for so many reasons, one of them being its all-Latino cast. In the breakdown below, find out what the talented voice actors look like in real life. This year-old breakout star plays Miguel, who is desperate to play guitar, despite his family's generations-old ban on music. If you're not crying every time she hits the screen, something is seriously wrong. Abuelita's character is super authentic and funny AF! The scene where she takes off her chancla sandal is iconic.