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Animation Addicts Podcast #161: ‘Coco’ – Sweet Homemade Guitar!

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It was the most successful movie of all time in Mexico. It was the biggest movie of the Thanksgiving weekend in the United States. Morgan and Chelsea give their thoughts of Pixar’s 2017 film, Coco!


  • Nerdy Couch Discussion: Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
  • The Meme That Disney Didn’t Intend
  • Main discussion: Coco (2017)
  • The rocky beginnings.
  • Our initial thoughts going in. This is not Book of Life.
  • Very “accessible.”
  • “I’m burning all my pictures after the age of 40.” -Chelsea
  • “You don’t have to forgive him but we shouldn’t forget him.” -Miguel (Coco)
  • “That goes against… everything!” -Morgan
  • Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemail: Pablo Ruiz 
  • Don’t forget to use the hashtags #AnimationAddicts and #AnimationAddicts161 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 01:04:54,  44.6 MB


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About Chelsea Robson

Chelsea Robson, Co-host of the Animation Addicts Podcast, studied studio engineering and is a singer/songwriter and is know as "The World Traveler of the Podcast." She speaks fluent Portuguese, loves being outdoors, hiking small mountains, riding horses, and talking about human nature.
  • Luis Ordonez

    As a Mexican myself, I truly appreciated this film. I think they made an amazing job with their research of the culture, and just the way in which they told the story being so special. Ernesto resembles some of the heroes from the golden age of mexican movies in the 40’s and 50’s, which I think really resonated with parents and grandparents that grew up looking up to those characters. There’s just so many little references that made this film feel closer to my culture without being insensitive or stereotypical, which I appreciated. Plus, it was a nice detail for them to release it first in Mexico.

    The animation looked amazing and the music was pretty good. Overall, another amazing film by Pixar. As far as the Frozen short goes… Well, I think it wouldn’t be a big deal if they had just saved it as a TV special instead of a short in front of a movie. I wonder if they were afraid that the Day of the Dead holiday wouldn’t resonate with US audiences in a Thanksgiving release date, and felt that a Christmas Frozen special would do the trick.

  • Stephanie Haugaard Torres

    I really enjoyed your review on Coco! I’m glad to hear that you guys enjoyed the movie. I missed about half of the Frozen short because I was late for the showing so I can’t really say much about it. Like I said the animation in Coco was amazing and the storyline was touching. Great podcast guys keep up the great work. 🙂

  • Sol Carlos

    I am scared of listening to this review because I loved the film and im scared you guys wont. But i WILL HEAR IT. Also if you are interested to hear a review from a hispanic it would mean a lot if you guys saw my video on my channel It would be a dream. Im a long time fan of you guys. And think it is important to learn other peoples opinion of the film, you might hear of something you did not think while watching coco. This is the link :

  • Sol Carlos

    I loved Coco! I wish you guys had talk more about each ofthe characters like Imelda, and go song by song and review the song number. my favorite song was poco loco the only problem was I didnt like that family interrupted the perfomance I wish they had arrived at the end of the song. I think a moment not many people talk about is when Imelda sings to miguel behind the bars its a very subtle moment but very powerful that says a lot. I think they did a phenomenal job explaining the holiday in a very simple way. The way they depict the mexican culture is done beautifully from the slang and body language every small detail. Also it was very amazing they put so many famous figures of mexican history like frida kahlo. This film is a complete rollercoaster of emotions you cry you laugh you get mad you get shocked all of it and thats amazing. I was very invested in the story and the characters.

  • Marcio Florindo

    my prejudice was enormous, because I thought it was a copy of “The Book of Life”, but, No!!! is amazing!!! I loved
    (realmente gostei, um beijao pra voce que consegue ler isso Chelsea)….

  • Sol Carlos

    I have just become a Patreon! It says I need to email you to enter to the fb group chat. What is the email?


  • Kayla Martin

    I LOVE COCO! This movie was so visually appeasing while having an amazing soundtrack as well. I loved the themes of family and forgiveness. I was very excited when I heard that this movie was coming out and saw it twice in theaters. Though the second time we knew to come a half-hour later so we could skip the Frozen disaster. But Coco immediately jumped to one of my favorite movies list, which granted is a long list, but it was so great. We got it on DVD the day it released and watched twice. The soundtrack disc has not left my CD player in my car for months now. I loved the culture and going in depth of the traditions and beliefs that these people have as well. I can’t say a negative word about this film, and that is generally really hard for me.