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Coco (2017)

Pixar have done it again. They have created a motion picture which is heartwarming, funny and beautifully animated. 

Coco follows a young boy who dreams of becoming a musician. The only problem is that his family have banned music from their lives and refuse to hear of it. On the search for his great-great grandfather who was the reason behind the ban, Miguel travels to the land of the dead on the Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival. Meeting his ancestors along the way, Miguel discovers more about his family and the true importance of having them. Befriending a trickster called Hector, a incredible journey unfolds.

Directed by the extremely talented Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc - to name a few) and Adrian Molina (writer of Monsters University and The Good Dinosaur), although the ending is a little predictable, it is nonetheless entertaining. 

It is clear why it has spent more days #1 at the box office than any other animated film in the 21st century. Holding its own against other Pixar's beloved classics, as with all of their productions it is suited for audiences of all ages and includes some adult-friendly jokes too. Including easter eggs from the Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story to a toy of Nemo and Luxo ball from Luxo Jr to name a few. Not forgetting the use of John Ratzenberger; because lets face it, without him it wouldn't be a Pixar film. 

It also hits on a very real heartbreaking topic. The topic of dementia, with Miguels elderly grandmother suffering from it. This illness results in pivotal incidents in this film, and yet again show the humanistic aspects Pixar tends to include in their motion pictures. Featuring a solely South American cast, this film is colourful, has a interesting and unique storyline and shows why Pixar is such a beloved animation studio. 

I love Pixar films and always will, and I thoroughly enjoyed this motion picture. I would recommend it to everyone as its easy to watch and as mentioned above, includes the same heart as all of their other films. 

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— AW