Over the Thanksgiving Holidayweekend, audiences
in the United States flocked to theaters to learn what Mexican
moviegoers had proven more than a month ago: that Disney/Pixar’s Coco is
an authentic hit. The animated film soared to a
$71.2 million domestic debut to win the five-day holiday frame, topping
such superhero behemoths as Justice League and Thor: Ragnarok, according to studio estimates. Coco grossed $49 million for the
three-day domestic weekend, and has now
pulled in a total of $153.4 million worldwide.
The film was years in pre-production, and this care really shows in its authenticity and respect towards Mexican culture, especially the Day of the Dead, the religious holiday that is at the heart of the film. The drawings above are two of many that were done in order to achieve the look of the film. Basically, the Disney/Pixar artists conjured up a city of the Dead where its citizens are happy to be on the other side. I recommend this film, especially during this holiday season.