Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Disney•Pixar's COCO – On Blu-ray & DVD 2/27

Monday, February 26, 2018

Disney•Pixar's COCO – On Blu-ray & DVD 2/27

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It's not often that I find a movie that surprises me, but Disney•Pixar's Coco has done just that. 

Coco Title Art
Now that my girls are getting older, we've been moving away from animated films and on to titles that are geared more towards teens and young adults. When I first saw the Coco trailer I had a passing thought of, "Oh, that looks cute", but wasn't sure if we'd get around to actually ever watching the film. Then the movie hit theaters and the reviews came pouring in with how incredible the film was, I knew it was a movie that we couldn't pass up.

Coco Film Still

About:


In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,Pixar Animation Studios’ 19th feature film, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt)—despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music. 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), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Coco Film Still


The voice cast of “Coco” includes characters from the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead. From the Land of the Living, Anthony Gonzalez (“Ice Box,” TNT’s “The Last Ship”) lends his voice to Miguel, Renée Victor (“Weeds,” “The Apostle”) provides the authoritative voice of Abuelita, and Jaime Camil (CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” Disney Junior’s “Elena of Avalor,” “The Secret Lives of Pets”) is the voice of Papá. Lombardo Boyar (“Happy Feet,” TNT’s “Murder in the First”) voices a town mariachi, and Ana Ofelia Murguía is the voice of Miguel’s cherished great-grandmother Mamá Coco. Sofía Espinosa (“Gloria”) provides the voice of Miguel’s loving Mamá, and Luis Valdez (“Which Way Is Up,” director La Bamba” and “The Cisco Kid”) lends his voice to Tío Berto, Miguel’s hardworking uncle.

Coco Film Still

From the Land of the Dead, Gael García Bernal (Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle”) helps bring to life charming trickster Héctor, Benjamin Bratt (Fox’s “Star,” “Doctor Strange”) is the voice of Miguel’s idol Ernesto de la Cruz, and Alanna Ubach (“Meet the Fockers,” Bravo’s “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”) provides the voice of Miguel’s great-great-grandmother Mamá Imelda. Alfonso Arau (“¡Three Amigos!” director/ producer “Like Water for Chocolate,” director “A Walk in the Clouds”) is the voice of Miguel’s late great-grandfather Papá Julio, Herbert Siguenza (“Larry Crowne,” “Ben 10: Alien Swarm”) lends his voice to both Tío Oscar and Tío Felipe, Miguel’s late identical twin uncles, and Gabriel Iglesias (“Planes,” “The Nut Job,” “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”) lends his voice to the Clerk. Natalia Cordova-Buckley (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”) provides the voice of legendary artist Frida Kahlo, Selene Luna (“My Bloody Valentine,” “Celebrity Wife Swap”) voices Miguels aunt Tía Rosita, and Edward James Olmos (“Blade Runner,” “Stand and Deliver”) lends his voice to Chicharrón. 

Coco Film Still

 What my family thought of Coco:

To say that Coco is an amazing movie is quite an understatement. Right from the beginning of the movie we were immediately drawn in. We were mesmerized by the brilliant colors, the beautiful animation, the incredible music, and the creativity that went into making the film. While we have Hispanic family connections ourselves, Coco gave us a better understanding of Hispanic heritage, allowing us to see it through another's eyes. Coco stayed true to the Hispanic traditions and culture, and did it in a classy and respectful way. The family dynamic that Miguel shares with his family is beautiful and touching, and shows us that the love of family is one of the most beautiful things one can experience. While I didn't have high expectations when I sat down to watch Coco, in the end I am glad we didn't miss it. We laughed, we shed a tear or two, and we fell in love with the movie. It will definitely pull at your heartstrings with its sweet message. I was wrong in assuming that Coco was just for the younger set, as I believe people of all ages will enjoy the film. I know my family did and we consider it the best film we have seen in a long time. It's definitely a must see, so be sure to get your copy on Blu-ray & DVD starting tomorrow, 2/27.

Coco Film Still
Coco Blu Ray Box Art

I made us some kid friendly sangrias to enjoy while watching Coco. Pour up a batch and host your own Coco viewing party tomorrow :)

Kid Friendly Sangria


Kid Friendly Sangria

INGREDIENTS:


  • 6 cups white grape juice
  • 1 2 liter ginger ale
  • 1 cup club soda
  • strawberries and orange slices for garnish
  • ice

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Pour all ingredients into a punch bowl. Stir. Serve immediately.
Is Coco on your must see movie list?


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44 comments:

  1. Pixar sure did a great job with this one indeed. They usually do. A great movie.

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    1. I haven't met a Pixar film that I've disliked yet. They do know how to make them!

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  2. I'm still not feeling Coco. But I was never a fan of Pixar to start with, always preferred other animated studios. I did notice that other people loved it and it will probably get an Oscar this year, methinks.

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    1. I hope it does get an Oscar. I think the movie was so lovely, but then again, I have always loved Pixar.

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    2. But that's because you're a freak :P and you've always found symbols of death and spookiness entertaining on film, especially animated films, eg Tim Burton's opus. I'm more of a cute cuddly funny animals animation type. I do not see Ferdinand winning that Oscar, so it will be either Coco or maybe that Island of Dogs if it is nominated, it is getting a really strong buzz in Berlin currently.

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    3. So true lol! I'm sure Coco will be snagging some awards during award season.

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  3. I just LOVE the style of this movie. My kitchen has the Spanish/Mexican colors.

    I so want to see it.

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  4. We totally missed this in the theaters, so I am super excited to see it on DVD :)

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  5. I'm so glad this is finally out! We loved it in the theater - all three times we saw it!

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    1. I was bummed we missed it in the theater, but am happy that we were able to see it. I think all of the buzz about the film is well deserved.

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  6. I have not seen Coco but this review makes me want to see it. I love the cast voices especially Benjamin Bratt so I will try and get the DVD.

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  7. Nice yummy drink! And Kid Friendly, too!

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  8. I feel like I just watched this yesterday! It's awesome that it's already on DVD! I loved the movie so much and so did the kids.

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  9. I wasn't able to see this at the theaters and I'm so curious because I've read good reviews about the movie. I appreciate this review of yours as well. Thanks for the heads-up that it's now on DVD!

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  10. Coco was our absolute favorite movie this year. I will have to pick up the DVD for my kiddies!

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  11. This was a super cute movie. I was surprised by the big revelation in the film. Such a good plot twist!

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  12. I haven't seen it yet but the commercials for it looked really cute.

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  13. Coco is such a beautiful movie, Theresa. I cried watching it :). And love the animation as well...Thank you for the sangria recipe! Delighted to try it at home..

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  14. We loved this movie!! I think this will be in our "family movie folder" for a long time..

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  15. Coco this animation movie was wonderful I love it. I was this movie after 7 days ago that was cool. That was really a different Idea for animation movie world. Thanks for share this information.

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  16. I haven't seen it yet, but I have heard wonderful things from everyone I know who has. I can't wait to check it out - my daughter wants to see it too, so I won't have to watch it alone. ;)

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  17. I would watch the movie with my nieces.

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  18. I would watch Coco with my daughter. She is so excited about this movie and we have not seen it!

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  19. Saw this in the theatre with my daughter when it first opened and loved it. I was a bit worried that it would be super-stereotypical, but I thought it was done very respectfully. Would love to have our own copy of the movie.

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  20. I would Love to see this with my daughter and grandson. It looks so cute and entertaining! Thank you!

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  21. I would love to see this movie with my 3 kids. We didnt make it to see it in the theatres.

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  22. My son wants to see it so bad. I have to watch it with him. I love Disney movies though so I am excited to see it to.

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  23. I would watch Coco with my daughter!

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  24. Honestly wanted to see this movie. I'd definitely watch it with my 4 kids

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  25. would love to see with my son!

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  26. I would love to see this with my granddaughter it looks like a cute movie

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  27. I would watch with my family. We haven't seen it yet.

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  28. I would love to watch Coco with my nephew.

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  29. We have not seen the movie yet so I would watch it with my whole family.

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  30. I would watch this movie with my niece.

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  31. I would be watching this with my children.

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  32. I would be watching with my nieces and nephew

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  33. I will see this movie with my granddaughter and grandson, they love these kinds of movies and so do I. This one looks funny!

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  34. I would love to watch Coco with my husband, daughter, and son.

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