“Yeah but change it a bit so it doesn’t look the same.”
Edit: Okay so what at first came off as a joke clearly was misinterpreted by some users here, so I’m here to clear some things up
A lot of people are thinking I made this post because I don’t think there should be more representation for Latinx people and cultural holidays like the Day of the Dead, but that wasn’t my point here.
Like the meme that’s been going around about copying plots, I decided to show this. Sure, it’s one image from both movies that look coincidentally the same, and yes, I’m aware that marigolds have a big meaning surrounding passing on
Some people thought because I only posted one screenshot, that’s all I knew about the movie. It wasn’t.
As said in Coco’s description, “ Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. “ (Source)
Boy can’t become musician, and seeks out to find someone he cares for in the land of the dead with the help of his ancestors, I’ve never heard that one before?
If you’re going to spread and represent a culture, don’t tell the same story someone else already has.
And yes, I’m aware that Gutierrez is backing this production, but for me, it doesn’t really change the fact that it’s the same story, and hell knows since it’s Pixar, it will grow to be much more popular than TBOL.
In fact, Pixar wasn’t going to go through with Coco (which at the time, was still known as Dia De Los Muertos) had TBOL not grown some fame and was hinting at a sequel, possibly a trilogy.
Anyways, this post was purely to share a laugh at how similar things were, and I’m not mad with anyone for thinking differently.
I do, however, advise you to go see Dia De Muertos, an upcoming movie supporting the Latinx and their culture, with it’s own completely original story!
Nothin’ like a good old milkshake pozol date ♥
I have other things planned for the actual 14th, but in case helping my sister with her wedding shopping prevents me from completing the other stuff I wanted to do, consider this my early celebration pic. Happy chocolate-! I mean Valentine’s day!