We gathered the Three Caballeros to break down Pixar’s beautiful new movie, Coco! Come for the Spanish lessons from Geekstrum’s Frankie, and stay for the discussion of local TV lawyers. Don’t worry, we talk about that lousy Frozen short too. We may be poco loco but at least we keep it lively! Spoilers starting around 29:00.
A very wise man has crafted a theory about a formula, ever present in Disney animated films and doubly so in Pixar movies of late. The Grumpy/Spunky formula paints the picture of an eager main character teaming up with a grounded reluctant companion journeying to a far off destination to affect some plot important change in the prior. Coco, much like Inside Out and Moana before it, once again sets its protagonist out on a seemingly similar journey, but what follows is one of the best crafted family focused tearjerkers in years.