Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Disney•Pixar's Coco is Available Today on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital!

Coco logo
As I've gotten older, I find that my attention span for movies has shortened. Whether my mind can't stop wandering or my body fidgets in the seats (which are, admittedly, much more comfortable than they ever were in years past), I somehow spend the majority of my time in movie theaters checking the time in anticipation of the final credits.

Therefore, for me to return to the theater to see a movie multiple times, it has to be more than just special. It has to be filled with incredible animation, beautiful music, an inspiring tale, an overall engrossing message and much more... which are the perfection descriptors for the critically-acclaimed, award-winning Coco from Disney•Pixar.

Coco poster

Celebrating the importance of family, honoring your ancestors and following your dreams, Coco, Pixar Animation Studios' 19th feature film, brings viewers into the story of a 12-year-old aspiring musician's extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors.

Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz, despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor, and together they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

If you have somehow not yet seen Coco, it's a MUST! Plus, viewing this vibrant tale is even easier than returning to the theater multiple times like me, as Coco is now available digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere, as well as on DVD and Blu-ray today, February 27!

Coco Blu-ray Box Art

I couldn't be much more excited to add Coco to our home library and love that the Multi-screen Edition (formerly known as the Blu-ray Combo Pack) includes a Blu-ray, a DVD and a Digital copy, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices.

That simply means more options and opportunities to bring the rich color, textures and sounds of Coco to life as you are immersed in two fantastically animated worlds. Not to mention all of the great bonus material included in this set that provide the opportunity to delve even deeper into the inspiration and creation of this beautiful film.

Bonus features included on Blu-ray and Digital include:
  • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The Bus Escape - The Rivera family catches up to Miguel and Héctor and attempts to halt their mission to find de la Cruz.
    • Alebrije Attack - Miguel and Héctor are interrupted on their journey to find de la Cruz by a fierce alebrije.
    • 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.
    • 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.
Coco dance
  • 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.
Coco land of the dead
  • 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.
Coco 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.”
From beginning to end, Coco is beautifully complicated while being artfully simple. This movie is stunning to watch, delightful to hear and, without a doubt, deserving of the widespread praise it has received since its debut. Filled with love and laughter (and a few tears that I shed each and every time I have watched it), Disney•Pixar’s Coco is both moving and entertaining and sure to be a family favorite for years to come.

Find out more and connect with all things Coco on Disney's website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to pick up your Multi-screen Edition today at retailers everywhere and on Amazon.

Other than a copy of Coco that I was provided in order to facilitate my review, I was not compensated or enticed to do this post in any way. This review is solely my honest opinion about this product.