Coco, Disney and Pixar’s latest gift to the world, follows a story of a boy named Miguel who travels to the afterlife to reunite with his late family members while uncovering the mystery behind why his ancestors banned music.
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As expected from a Pixar film, Coco had plenty of its attendees in tears and struck a major chord with me as a few scenes reminded me of my late grandfather. While the movie is fun and obviously isn’t driving an agenda down people’s throats, there were a few underlying messages for everyone to learn.
Here Are 3 Lessons Kids Will Learn From Disney’s Coco
1. It’s Never Too Late To Forgive:
As the film progresses, we find out that Miguel’s grandmother held a serious grudge towards his grandfather that followed them straight into the afterlife. The grudge between the two was so severe that Miguel’s grandfather could have been forgotten forever. This reminds us that it’s never too late to forgive people who may have crossed you, and there’s a time to let go of anything, especially a grudge. This also touches upon the fact that you should never fight with those who are close to you, which plays into my next lesson.
2. Family Is Everything: Friends will come and go, but a family will be there forever, so you should treat them with respect, prioritize them, and most importantly: never forget them. Coco’s entire demeanor tells us that we should treasure our family members not only when they’re here with us, but when they pass as well. Furthermore, it teaches us that we should take the information they give us throughout their lifetimes, and pass it onto the next generation.
3. Seize Your Moment: This phrase is said multiple times throughout the film, and it carries a high meaning. We all have dreams with not nearly as many opportunities to match, so when there’s a chance to grasp what you thrive for, take that chance without hesitation. Coco does a great job when it comes to inspiring its viewers of any age to be courageous even when the odds don’t seem to be in our favor.
So there you have it guys, Coco grooves into theaters November 22nd and is a superb viewing option for the family. Furthermore, Coco puts Mexican culture in the spotlight in a magnificent way and celebrates the idea of the family regardless of culture. Don’t miss it, and bring tissues!