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Pixar’s “Coco” And 10 Things You Didn’t Know About

In 2017, Pixar released “Coco,” a heartbreakingly beautiful film about Mexican culture and the festival Da de Los Muertos or “The Day of the Dead”. The movie gained great successes, winning Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Remember Me.”

“Coco” focuses on a brave, little boy named Miguel. He aspires to be a musician when he grows up though his family prohibits all forms of music. So, the boy decides to embark on a journey to fulfill his ambitions. Unfortunately, Miguel has been trapped in the Land of the Dead. He must find a way to come back to the land of the living.

The movie was praised for its gorgeous animation, excellent voice acting, and engaging musical performances. Following Miguel’s adventure, the filmmakers created a rich and lively background in which the audience can find a slew of Easter Eggs and hints.

Relive the beauty of “Coco” with 10 facts about the movie below. Check them out!

#1 The film retains the record for Pixar’s longest development process (6 years).

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#2 You can see Nemo, Dory, and Destiny in the film.

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It’s a quick scene when Miguel passed the stand filled with alebrije figurines. You can see Nemo, Dory, and Destiny also on the stand.

#3 The Pizza Planet truck, Woody, Mike Wazowski are cameos in the film.

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At the start of the movie, the Pizza Planet truck can be seen driving in front of Miguel’s house. And in the market, one of the sellers is selling Woody-inspired pinatas. At the same scene, Mike Wazowski from “Monsters Inc.” makes an appearance.

#4 Coco was more popular in China than in the US.

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While Coco only rated 7th among all Pixar films in terms of the box office in the United States, it was a huge hit in China, grossing over $189 million, which is now Pixar’s biggest record in the country.

#5 Because “coco” means “poop” in Brazil, the title of “Coco” was changed to “Viva! A Vida É Uma Festa!”

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#6 The film dethroned “The Avengers” in Mexico.

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Coco grossed a robust $9.3 million in Mexico on its debut weekend. After 10 days in theaters, Coco has grossed $27.6 million in Mexico which is more than any other animated picture has ever made in the country.

#7 “The Incredibles” was found in “Coco.”

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Miguel and Héctor were walking by a poster for “The Incredibles” on their way into the talent event.

#8 For the Land of the Dead’s opening scene, the filmmakers made 7 million lights.

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The scale of lighting was one of the most difficult components of the film. The railway station area was lit with 29,000 lights. In RenderMan, the cemetery had 18,000 lights, whereas the City of the Dead had 2,000. The RenderMan API was utilized by the company to build 700 unique point cloud lights, which may be increased to 8.2 million.

#9 Dante is a Xolo dog- the national dog of Mexico.

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One of the most lovely and funny characters in Pixar’s “Coco” is Dante. This dog is a stray who accompanies Miguel on his adventure into the Land of the Dead. Dante is a Xolo dog (short for Xoloitzcuintli) the Mexico’s national dog.

#10 Marigolds are important during Día de los Muertos

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The brilliant orange and yellow flowers are thought to guide spirits from their graves to their families’ homes. The bright colors also contribute to the holiday’s joyful atmosphere, which, although being centered on death, is not solemn but exuberant.


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