Grab Your Box of Tissues and Your Copy of Coco
Disney/Pixar’s Coco is heading home on Blu-ray and DVD. If you haven’t seen the film yet, now is the perfect time to grab a copy and enjoy a nice family movie night at home. When you pick up the movie don’t forget your box of tissues. “Coco,” tells the story of a 12-year-old aspiring musician’s extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors.
Now this vibrant tale filled with love and laughter arrives home Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and on Movies Anywhere on Feb. 13, and on 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray,™ DVD and On-Demand on Feb. 27.
My Thoughts On Coco:
I absolutely loved this movie. When I put it on to watch with the kids, I had no idea how much I would be drawn into the storyline. At one point my husband looked at me and marveled at how much he was enjoying it, he thought it was just a kids movie. We were both so wrong. Halfway through the movie, we were all glued to the television, enjoying to storytelling and culture of Mexico. There are so many great things you can learn from this movie. We were able to talk to our children about the culture of the people of Mexico. It also gave us the chance to talk about our relatives who had passed and how we planned to honor and remember them.
I really loved the importance family played in Coco, and it was another conversation point for us to have with our children. I don’t even know when or what caused the tears that formed in my eyes while watching this film, but it was just beautiful to watch. This is a great choice for a family movie. Aside from the triggers of losing a loved one, it’s a nice way to learn about another culture and maybe even add to your own family traditions.
The Blu-ray is packed with so many great bonus scenes. I really liked looking at the deleted scenes. They were funny to watch. I also really enjoyed looking at the featurette ‘A Thousand Words A Day’. To be able to see them document their journey and seeing the people who celebrate this holiday made it even more special. We spent a whole day exploring all the bonus content.
Coco Bonus Features
Through fresh and fascinating bonus material, adventurers of all ages will tag along with filmmakers as they soak in Día de los Muertos in Mexico; explore the essential role of music in “Coco;” and learn how the cast and crew personally connect with the film’s message. They’ll step behind the scenes to discover the inspiration behind the film’s creative costuming; Miguel’s beautifully complicated family; Dante the loyal Xolo dog; and the stunning worlds of both the dead and the living. Features also include deleted scenes, insightful filmmaker commentary, the music of Coco and more.
Blu-ray & Digital:
- Deleted Scenes with Introductions – Director Lee Unkrich and co-director Adrian Molina talk about the deleted scenes and the part they played in the development of “Coco.”
- Día de los Muertos – In this musical extravaganza, the colors and excitement of Día de los Muertos come to life as we meet superstar Ernesto de la Cruz.
- The Way of the Riveras – A musical number in which Abuelita and Miguel prepare their Día de los Muertos celebration while she teaches him Rivera family history and traditions.
- Celebrity Tour – Héctor, a Land of the Dead tour bus guide, agrees to help Miguel, revealed to be a living boy, on his quest to find de la Cruz.
- The Bus Escape – The Rivera family catches up to Miguel and Héctor and attempts to halt their mission to find de la Cruz.
- Alebrije Attack – Miguel and Héctor are interrupted on their journey to find de la Cruz by a fierce alebrije.
- The Family Fix – After de la Cruz reveals his true colors, the Rivera family puts their dismay aside and comes together to repair the smashed guitar needed to send Miguel home.
- To the Bridge – As the Land of the Dead counts down to the end of Día de los Muertos, Miguel and de la Cruz come head-to-head on the marigold bridge.
- Filmmaker Commentary – Presented by Lee Unkrich (director), Adrian Molina (co-director) and Darla K. Anderson (producer).
- The Music of “Coco” – Collaborating with musicians of Mexico and some unique instrumentation, this documentary explores the beautiful fusion of music essential to the story of “Coco.”
- Paths to Pixar: “Coco” – Explore how the film crew’s personal stories resonate with the themes of the movie itself.
- Welcome to the Fiesta – A musical exploration of the skeletons that make the Land of the Dead in “Coco” so wondrous and intriguing.
- How to Draw a Skeleton – Pixar artist Daniel Arriaga gives a lesson on the quick and easy way to draw skeletons using simple shapes.
- A Thousand Pictures a Day – Join the “Coco” crew on an immersive travelogue through Mexico, visiting families, artisans, cemeteries, and small villages during the Día de los Muertos holiday.
- Mi Familia – Developing the Riveras was a labor of love that took the cast and crew on a deep dive into the meaning of family.
- Land of Our Ancestors – Watch Pixar artists lovingly construct layer upon layer of architecture from many eras of Mexican history, bringing the Land of the Dead to life.
- Fashion Through the Ages – The cast of characters in “Coco” are from many different eras, making for some magnificent costuming opportunities.
- The Real Guitar – The majestic guitar that spurs Miguel on his journey through the Land of the Dead is a unique creation. Watch as it is initially designed by a Pixar artist and ultimately realized as a real instrument by a master luthier in this poetic ode to craftsmanship.
- Dante – How the crew fell in love with the uniquely Mexican breed of Xoloitzcuintli (or “Xolo”) dogs that inspired Dante.
- How to Make Papel Picado – Join Pixar artist Ana Ramírez González as we learn how papel picado is made traditionally, and then try your own approach to this beautiful art form.
- Un Poco “Coco” – A montage of original animated pieces used to promote “Coco.”
- “Coco Trailers” – Trailers include “Feeling,” “Dante’s Lunch,” “Destiny,” “Journey” and “Belong.”
- Filmmaker Commentary
Check out my interview post with Anthony Gonzalez. He opened up about how he got into acting, performing on Olvera Street in L.A., the importance of family, and so much more.