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How ‘Coco’s’ Imaginary “Land of the Dead” Was Influenced by Mexican History

‘The Hollywood Reporter’ explains how Disney Pixar’s latest film ‘Coco’ has been greatly impacted by Mexican history and culture: 

“In the Pixar film, the otherworld isn’t just a candy-colored fantasyland — it’s actually a scrupulously researched tour through the country’s layered architecture.

In Coco, Disney’s Nov. 22 release set on Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, young Miguel (played by Anthony Gonzalez) is inadvertently transported to the “Land of the Dead.” The vividly colored buildings he finds there are more than just Pixar eye candy. According to production designer Harley Jessup, the huge vertical towers actually reflect a carefully researched and  “layered history of Mexico.””

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(Source: Hollywoodreporter.com)

Originally published: 11/15/2017

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