Disclaimer: I have not seen “Coco.” Feel free to tweet at me and rip me to shreds; I deserve it.
But I no longer have any excuses to put off watching: the 2017 animated musical became available on Netflix yesterday. To commemorate, Netflix tweeted out a bunch of fun tidbits about the filming and creation of the movie.
In case you’re like me and have procrastinated for way too long, the film follows Miguel, a 12-year-old with a passion for music, who accidentally ends up in the land of the dead. The inspiration for the film came from Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations, and the animation depicting that looks spot on.
It’s an Oscar-nominated project, winning both Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Remember Me,” performed by Benjamin Bratt in the film, at this year's awards.
When Netflix themselves is pushing for you to watch a movie, I guess it’s time.