I’m latina and my family is so much like Coco’s! We (used to be) very numerous, very close, and traditional parties (with yummy food) were held with importance. Both my great grannies had alzheimers and it hits me hard when Coco dies, but family is always there with you to support you in the end, although they might now understand you or your dreams at times.
Whenever I do homework or classwork it’s really hard for me to focus on what I’m reading or writing unless I’m holding something. Recently I got some mini Coco Funko figures and I put Dante in my pocket after playing with them with my sister. During school I found him in my hoodie pocket and held onto him the entire time I was reading or doing work. I’m planning on getting a tsum tsum of him just to make things a little easier on me and so it won’t be so obvious as a high school student.
When Coco came out in theaters, the cemetery was so full of people, like more than I remembered when I was little, celebrating, singing and dancing with mariachis, skull painted faces and so much cempazúchilt (my favorite flower). I was so happy Día de Muertos felt magical and heartwarming again
Coco was amazing and wonderfully relatable to me as a Hispanic person. Even though I knew where the story was going I couldn’t help but sob uncontrollably at the end when Miguel sings to Grandma Coco. My father died of a stroke in my first year of college. He was alert and awake for a month but with no brain activity and on the days I visited I sang to him from the musical I was in the year before because he told me how proud he was of me and I hoped that he would remember.
My grandpa had dementia. Recently he has passed away peacefully, and it has taken a toll on my mom. She’s been depressed ever since but then Coco was showing on tv and I don’t think she’s ever cried on a Disney movie before. I would even catch her watch it on her own sometimes. I hope she stays strong and know that they’ll be together again some day.
I always cry whenever I watch Coco simply because I can’t relate when Miguel says “family comes first.” My entire life I’ve had issues with my own family and I guess I never fully came to terms with that fact until the moment when Miguel said he’s proud to be Hector’s family and that family came first and what not. I didn’t realize it until I knew how much I couldn’t relate to what he said and I feel guilty about it, but I can’t help it since my family is just plain horrible.
I watched Coco for the first time 3 days after my grandma died, and now every time I hear remember me, I bawl. The song came at a perfect time, and makes me think of her always!
Even though it’s a more recent movie, Coco holds a special place in my heart. I grew up with an abusive family and watching the film has a way of distracting me from how horrible my family was with one that is just pure and good.
I love Moana and Coco because of the rich culture present in each film. But then I get angry because, as a Native American, my cultural representation came from the horribly done and historically inaccurate Pocahontas. I hope Disney someday decides to do a true Native American tale on par with Moana and Coco. I love these two movies but I am jealous because my cultural representation was poorly done.
I used to hate being called “cute” – I’m 27 and look young for my age, I didn’t want to appear cute and weak. Over time, I found myself embracing it since the characters I identify with the most are Miguel Rivera, Vanellope, and Gosalyn Mallard – all kids. It especially does me good in cosplay-situations, I love cosplaying Miguel and Vanellope and making Magic for kids at con. So I guess you can say that Disney inspired me to embrace what I used to think was a weakness and be cool with it.