'Coco' Review: Delight of the Living Dead

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'Coco' Review: Delight of the Living Dead

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A riot of color sets “Coco” apart. Orange dominates Disney/Pixar’s celebration of Mexican culture, and not just any orange, but the vibrant hue of Aztec marigolds. The setting is a town in rural Mexico where 12-year-old Miguel Rivera (Anthony Gonzalez), who dreams of being a musician, is frustrated by his family’s ban on music. Color also sets Miguel apart; he is the first nonwhite human hero of a full-length Pixar feature. We follow him as he follows his dream, while the script, more Disney than Pixar in substance and tone, keeps strumming the same chords, albeit with occasional overtones of self-parody—don’t just follow…

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