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Here's why Coco needs to be your next Netflix watch

The movie is coming to Netflix at the end of the month.

OSCAR-WINNING PIXAR movie Coco is coming to Netflix at the end of this month.


Coco follows Miguel, a boy living in a small town with his extended family, including his ancient great-grandmother Coco, who suffers with dementia. Miguel has dreams of being a musician, but his family are far from supportive, wanting him to join the family business of shoe-making instead.

But of course, it isn’t that simple. See, Coco’s father was actually a musician himself, who ran out on a young wife and infant daughter to chase his musical dreams. The family has sworn never to have anything to do with music, even going as far as ripping him out of the family photograph – that vitally important image without which an ofrenda cannot be made for the Day of the Dead when the departed come back for a visit.


Miguel makes what he thinks is a sensational discovery: this disgraced ancestor was in the legendary Ernesto de la Cruz, who just so happens to be Miguel’s idol. A cosmic twist of fate puts him accidentally in the Land of the Dead, (naturally), with his mission to make contact with De la Cruz and get his all-important blessing to return to the living world and pursue his musical destiny.

Ok, why would I be arsed watching it though?

It’s a beautiful story told with beautiful animation, with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments (for real though, not in a salesperson kind of way).

Plus, the songs in it were co-written with ‘Frozen’ duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. #bangers

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On top of that, the ending is regarded as being particularly emotionally heart-wrenching. (No spoilers, promise!)

Coco will be on Netflix from 29 May.

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