Learn more about how animators and creators developed and realized Pixar’s latest movie, Coco.



  1. More fun facts:

    -The Land of the Living are inspired by Mexican traditional towns like Santa Fe de la Laguna (which actually is in Michoacán, México), Janitzio, Pátzcuaro and Tzintzuntzan (also in Michoacán) as well as Santa María del Tule, Santa María Atzompa, Ocotlán and Mitla in Oaxaca where celebrations of Día de Muertos are the most famous.

    -Xoloitzcuintles were believed to served as guides to help dead people to reach the Mictlán (or Land of the Dead) by Ancient Mexican cultures.

    -Santa Cecilia is the saint of musicians and her celebrations are held across México on November 22nd every year, being Día de Santa Cecilia in Plaza Garibaldi (Mexico City) one of the most famous places.

    -On the other hand, the Land of the Dead is mainly based in the great Mexican colonial cities such as Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende (Guanajuato), Mexico City, Morelia (Michoacán) and Oaxaca de Juárez (Oaxaca) which all of them are 5 out of the 10 UNESCO Culture Heritage Mexican Cities. The other ones are San Francisco de Campeche (Campeche), Querétaro (Querétaro), Puebla de Zaragoza (Puebla), Tlacotalpan (Veracruz) and Zacatecas (Zacatecas)

    -Three out of eight UNESCO Inmaterial Cultural Mexican Heritages are shown in the film: Día de Muertos celebrations, the Mariachi music and the Mexican traditional food.

    -Other celebrities of the Golden Era of Mexican Cinema (1939-1959) are: María Félix, El Santo, Mario Moreno ‘Cantinflas’, Dolores del Río among others.

    -Coco shows more than eight Mexican musical styles such as Mariachi (Jalisco and Nayarit), Son istmeño (Oaxaca), Banda (Sinaloa), Son jarocho (Veracruz), Trío romántico (Mexico City), Corrido Norteño (Northern México like Nuevo León), Huapango huasteco (Hidalgo) and Son chiapaneco (Chiapas).

    -A cenote is shown in an important part of the film. Cenotes are underground water caverns located in the Yucatán Peninsula (Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatán states) and it was believed by Mayas that they were the gate to enter to the Xibalbá (equivalent to the Aztec Mictlán).


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