Disney•Pixar’s COCO is in theatres and it’s a wonderful movie. Have you seen it?
COCO is about a boy named Miguel who dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. However, his family has banned music in the family for generations. So desperate to prove his talent, Miguel has to travel through the Land of the Dead where he meets a tricky character named Hector who helps him discover the truth in his family’s history.
My family saw the movie and we were pleasantly surprised. Though first, I admit I thought the idea of a family animated movie being about a little boy visiting the Land of the Dead (and having to make himself look dead to fit in) was a bit creepy to me. But by the end I was in tears and loved it. It had such a touching message about family for all ages.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday honors and remembers friends and family members who have died, and supports their spiritual journey. What a wonderful tradition, and how beautiful to value the lives of loved ones who have passed on. The movie is about this holiday and its significance not just to the living but the loved ones who have died.
I don’t recommend this movie for younger kids – the images may be a bit spooky and the content is over their heads. I’d recommend it for ages 9 and up. My 7-year-old didn’t really like it but my 9-year-old loved it.
I previously shared some printable activity sheets and coloring pages here:
And now I have more to share! Just click on each link and open as a printable PDF in a new window:
- COCO Memory Card Game
- COCO How to Make Paper Marigolds
- COCO How to Make a Rubber Band Guitar
- COCO Pan de Muerto Recipe
- COCO Recipe Cards
- COCO Family Tree
Like COCO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixarCoco
Follow COCO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pixarcoco
Follow COCO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pixarcoco/
Visit the official COCO website here: http://movies.disney.com/coco
COCO is now playing in theatres everywhere!