Saturday, December 2, 2017

Movie Review: ‘Coco’ brings the Pixar touch to death

By A.O. Scott
Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) in “Coco,” the new film from Pixar. Credit Disney/Pixar
One of the pleasures of a new Pixar feature is the chance to be amazed by what animation can do. Sometimes you witness a big, bold breakthrough, like the computer-assisted rendering of fur in “Monsters, Inc.,” of water in “Finding Nemo,” or of metal in “Cars.” The innovations in “Coco” are no less satisfying for being of a more subtle kind. “Coco” is also one of those Pixar movies that attempt a conceptual breakthrough, an application of the bright colors and open emotionalism of modern, mainstream animation to an unlikely zone of experience. And now it has set out to make a family-friendly cartoon about death. [More]