The Making of Coco

Victoria Salters, News Editor

On Sunday, Dec. 3, I went into the theater with high expectations because of how many people have been raving about the movie Coco. In the end, Coco surpassed my expectations by miles.
It is a visually stunning, exceptionally animated, and interesting movie that draws you in so many ways. From the music, to the small details, to the storyline, it’s incredible.
At the beginning, the time was set to be a day or two before Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, a holiday that originated in Mexico. This holiday is about honoring deceased family members and friends and giving support to them on their spiritual journey.
Many aspects of this holiday, which is deeply rooted in tradition, are present throughout the movie. Also, the holiday itself is a big plot point because Miguel has a goal that relies on it.
The story itself is about Miguel, a young boy who loves everything about music. His family despises music, so he has to keep his talent and love of singing and playing the guitar a secret.
Miguel wanted to enter a talent show held on Día de los Muertos despite his family’s disapproval. In his quest to find a guitar to enter the talent show, he ends up in the realm of the dead where spirits live. He tries to get back to the realm of the living before… (To read the rest of this story, pick up a copy of The Hawkeye from the newsstand near the front office or the media center)