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11-21-2017

Coco

A litany of Disney animated films have explored various cultures. Whether or not they were entirely respectful of those cultures is up for debate, but the one constant up until recently was that neither Disney nor Pixar tackled any aspects of Mexican culture. 

I was initially skeptical when Pixar announced it was focusing a film on Dia de Muertos. Not only because that seems to be the only part of Mexican culture films want to draw from, but because Pixar's newer, stacked release schedule means it usually releases one great film and one less so. As Cars 3 surprised with how effective it was, I feared Coco would be less Inside Out and more The Good Dinosaur

Seeing as how the co-director also helped write The Good Dinosaur, you can probably guess how this turned out. 

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