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|Genre:||Animation, Adventure, Children's Movie, Comedy|
|Regie:||Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 105 Min|
|FSK:||From 0 years|
12-year-old Miguel has a dream: He wants to become a musician. The boy loves music with all his soul. But in his family every form of music-making is absolutely frowned upon, ever since Miguel's great-great-grandfather, a gifted guitar player, left his wife and daughter to succeed with his songs. It is precisely at the traditional "Dia de los Muertos" that Miguel has the opportunity to take part in a major competition in the market square of his hometown. But after his imperious grandmother destroyed his guitar, Miguel's dream seems to have come to an end. But then the boy finds out that his greatest idol, the great Ernesto de la Cruz, was his great-great-grandfather. He sneaks into the musician's mausoleum to borrow his guitar for the competition - and ends up in the land of the dead. He could very quickly return to his family if Miguel would forever give up music. Instead, the boy decides to search the land of the dead for Ernesto de la Cruz to be sent home by him and bring the music back to his family. But this project is more difficult than we thought…
With "Coco" the traditional Disney/Pixar Christmas film comes to our cinemas. The story may sound a little scary at first. But all parents can be reassured: The realm of the dead is colourful and very positively depicted and the skeletons living there are consistently sympathetic. There are hardly any really gloomy, frightening moments - but lots of humour, imaginative scenes and moving moments. Just like you're used to from Disney. The play with Mexican folklore gives the film a very special look, which is especially when Miguel steps over the flower bridge and enters the land of the dead. Here the team around Lee Unkrich ("Finding Nemo") and Adrian Molina, after extensive research in Mexico, has created an absolutely fascinating mixture of fantasy and Mexican culture and tradition.
With a lot of love for detail, a world has been created that you can hardly get enough of as a viewer. Nevertheless, the story is not killed by the many visual ideas and can thus unfold its emotional impact very well. Even if the end is predictable for miles and hardly a surprise, there are goose bumps and wet eyes at the finale. The story revolves primarily around family and memory. But it is also a homage to music and to following one's dreams. Sounds like typical Disney motifs. And even if that's true and there's nothing new in the dramaturgy, "Coco" has become an enchanting movie due to the balanced mixture of adventure, humor and feeling, which the whole family can enjoy.
At least until Christmas there's a little sequel to "The Ice Princess" to be seen before the main movie. The short film "Olaf taut auf" lasts about twenty minutes and not only features a reunion with the popular characters from the successful film, but also some new songs. Since the short film was not shown to the press, no evaluation can be given here. For "Coco" however, a very clear conclusion can be drawn: Absolutely worth seeing!
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