Coco Comes Home

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with an advance copy of COCO in exchange for a review. All thoughts, opinions, and tears are our own. 

Coming home to 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray,™ DVD and On-Demand today, February 27th, is one of our favorite animated movies of last year Coco. We previously wrote a review about the movie which you can read here, but having the movie at home gives us the opportunity to catch more on multiple viewings.

I did not think it would happen, but as soon as the mariachis started playing at the beginning of the movie my eyes already started tearing up. Saying that Coco is a big impact on my life is an understatement. The movie was a great way to introduce my children to Day of the Dead and show them a little bit about their culture. I was also thrilled that I could watch the movie dubbed in Spanish which bought the movie to another level for me. We mentioned how the film felt a little “Dora the Explorer-ish” when the characters went from English to Spanish, but watching the movie in its native tongue made it flow a whole lot better.

Watching the movie at home is also a great way to try to catch all of the Easter Eggs in the movie. Whereas in the theater you did not have the option to pause the movie, at home you can do that and just marvel at some of the beautiful images on the screen. A few of my favorites are seeing the Pizza Planet truck and pinatas of Woody and Buzz Lightyear. These are pretty fun to find, but it is also fun to see what other Easter Eggs are hidden throughout the movie.

Coco is such a great film with a great message of family and following your passion. This will be a great movie to add to your collection and one that should be watched over and over again.

The Blu-ray & Digital copy of the movie comes with a lot of great extras. I don’t remember the last movie that had these many extras but it is fantastic to see a lot of behind the scenes in the making of this movie.

Here is the complete list of the extras that are included with Coco.

Deleted Scenes with Introductions – Director Lee Unkrich and co-director Adrian Molina talk about the deleted scenes and the part they played in the development of “Coco.”
o Día de los Muertos – In this musical extravaganza, the colors and excitement of Día de los Muertos come to life as we meet superstar Ernesto de la Cruz.
o The Way of the Riveras – A musical number in which Abuelita and Miguel prepare their Día de los Muertos celebration while she teaches him Rivera family history and traditions.
o Celebrity Tour – Héctor, a Land of the Dead tour bus guide, agrees to help Miguel, revealed to be a living boy, on his quest to find de la Cruz.
o The Bus Escape – The Rivera family catches up to Miguel and Héctor and attempts to halt their mission to find de la Cruz.
o Alebrije Attack – Miguel and Héctor are interrupted on their journey to find de la Cruz by a fierce alebrije.
o The Family Fix – After de la Cruz reveals his true colors, the Rivera family puts their dismay aside and comes together to repair the smashed guitar needed to send Miguel home.
o To the Bridge – As the Land of the Dead counts down to the end of Día de los Muertos, Miguel and de la Cruz come head-to-head on the marigold bridge.

Filmmaker Commentary – Presented by Lee Unkrich (director), Adrian Molina (co-director) and Darla K. Anderson (producer).
The Music of “Coco” – Collaborating with musicians of Mexico and some unique instrumentation, this documentary explores the beautiful fusion of music essential to the story of “Coco.”
Paths to Pixar: “Coco” – Explore how the film crew’s personal stories resonate with the themes of the movie itself.
Welcome to the Fiesta – A musical exploration of the skeletons that make the Land of the Dead in “Coco” so wondrous and intriguing.
How to Draw a Skeleton – Pixar artist Daniel Arriaga gives a lesson on the quick and easy way to draw skeletons using simple shapes.
A Thousand Pictures a Day – Join the “Coco” crew on an immersive travelogue through Mexico, visiting families, artisans, cemeteries, and small villages during the Día de los Muertos holiday.
Mi Familia – Developing the Riveras was a labor of love that took the cast and crew on a deep dive into the meaning of family.
Land of Our Ancestors – Watch Pixar artists lovingly construct layer upon layer of architecture from many eras of Mexican history, bringing the Land of the Dead to life.
Fashion Through the Ages – The cast of characters in “Coco” are from many different eras, making for some magnificent costuming opportunities.
The Real Guitar – The majestic guitar that spurs Miguel on his journey through the Land of the Dead is a unique creation. Watch as it is initially designed by a Pixar artist and ultimately realized as a real instrument by a master luthier in this poetic ode to craftsmanship.
Dante – How the crew fell in love with the uniquely Mexican breed of Xoloitzcuintli (or “Xolo”) dogs that inspired Dante.
How to Make Papel Picado – Join Pixar artist Ana Ramírez González as we learn how papel picado is made traditionally, and then try your own approach to this beautiful art form.
Un Poco “Coco” – A montage of original animated pieces used to promote “Coco.”
“Coco Trailers” – Trailers include “Feeling,” “Dante’s Lunch,” “Destiny,” “Journey” and “Belong.”

Make sure you pick up your copy of Coco today and share with us what your favorite part of the movie is in the comments below.

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