Be it a child or an oldie, everyone loves Pixar films. We laugh, cry, seethe, dance, sing and celebrate along with the characters, be it the first time we’re watching the movie or the hundredth. This is exactly why every time a Pixar movie is set to hit the screens, people eagerly mark dates off their calendars till the release date.
It is no wonder that the web has been buzzing with excitement as Pixar has come up with a new feather in its cap, a movie titled “Coco”. Coco, a story of a 12 year old boy named Miguel, Pixar’s first Latino lead. Based on the celebration of the Day of the Dead, the movie shows Miguel’s efforts to become a talented musician like Ernesto de la Cruz, whom he admires. In this process, he unknowingly unearths a century old mystery buried by his grandmother and sets off a chain of events.
While some are busy anticipating the release of the film, some people have gone livid over the fact that the concept of Coco seems to closely resemble that of an earlier film. 20th Century Fox released a movie titled “The Book of Life”, set during the Day of the Dead just three years ago. The film was appreciated by critics and audience alike as a sort of tribute to one of Mexico’s most iconic celebrations.
While the claims of plagiarism against Pixar seem unfounded, there is undeniable similarity between the two movies. Both have story lines meant for a family audience, highlight a love for music and are very obviously inspired by Mexican art and culture.
But repetitive or not, we sure are excited for Pixar’s latest magic, cause as Pixar’s official twitter handle assures us, “There’s a song in the air, and it’s playing for you.” Coco is set to release on November 22, 2017.