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The films that inspired Coco

The films that inspired Coco

From John Wick to Billy Elliot, discover where the Pixar movie takes its cues

Pixar has really outdone itself with this magical Mexican musical adventure

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Don’t you just hate it when you accidentally end up in the Land of the Dead? That’s what 12-year-old Miguel Rivera (Anthony Gonzalez) is faced with this enchanting animated quest.


Miguel’s family expect him to follow in their footsteps and join the shoe trade – but, desperate to escape his fate, he ends up taking a different path that leads him to the afterlife. The young man must turn to his dead great-great-grandfather to help him get back to his family. Inspired by the Mexican holiday, the Day of the Dead, and with two Academy Awards under its sombrero plus the accolade of being Mexico’s highest-grossing film of all time, it’s a certified smash hit and a guaranteed hoot.


Directors Lee Unkrich (Finding Nemo) and Adrian Molina (a writer and storyboard artist on four previous Pixar films, including Toy Story 3) have taken their cues for this gorgeous adventure from some surprising sources. Check out the films that have inspired Coco



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