Back in November of 2017, Pixar’s Coco was released to critical acclaim and made $800 million at the box office. Now, the film that charmed audiences around the world will soon be able to be streamed on Netflix in either English or Spanish.
Netflix will be adding Coco to its streaming site on May 29. This is good news for people that have family members who only speak Spanish. Instead of having to watch the film with subtitles, they’ll get to enjoy it in their native language. It’s the opinion of many that the Spanish dub of the film is superior to the English version.
Coco went onto become the highest grossing film of all time in Mexico. The film won two Academy Awards, one for Best Animated Feature and one for Best Original Song (“Remember Me”). Gael García Bernal, who plays Héctor, performed “Remember Me” at the 90th Academy Awards along with Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade. The L.A. City Council even declared February 27 (the film’s day of release on home formats) “Coco Day in Los Angeles”, complete with a performance of “Remember Me” by Anthony Gonzalez, who plays Miguel in the film.
Directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Mexican-American Adrian Molina, Coco is the story of a boy named Miguel intent on breaking family tradition and becoming a musician. After stealing a dead artist’s guitar, Miguel finds himself in the Land of the Dead and has to find his way back home with the help of his ancestors. Not only did it’s respectful portrayal of Day of the Dead and the importance of family appeal to Latinos on both sides of the border, it appealed to people of all different backgrounds. Coco felt like a love letter to Mexico at a time when anti-immigration rhetoric continues to be spouted across the nation.
Both the English and Spanish dubs share the voices of Gael García Bernal as Héctor, Alfonso Arau as Papá Julio, and Sofía Espinosa as Mamá Luisa,
Coco drops on Netflix on May 29, 2018