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Disney Mothers

A mother loves you 

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She teaches you about the world

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She loves to make you smile and laugh

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She watches over you

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She is always ready to protect you

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And she will fight to keep you safe

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She gives you advice when you need it

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And is there for you when you’re sad

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She helps you find out who you are

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And she learns from you as well

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She supports you and your dreams

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And is proud when you succeed and fly

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No matter how far you go, she’ll be there when you return

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No matter how long you were gone

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She prepares you for the world as best as she can

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But she hates when it is cruel to you

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The one that raised you might not have been a true mother

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But somewhere in the world you will find a mother

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Your mother might be a grandmother

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Or a sister

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Or an aunt

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Or a godmother

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But you will find them

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Because everyone has a mother somewhere

Pixar COCO ¡Viva México!

Ok, ok, so I recently went to see the movie and let me tell you something… it’s more than just a movie, es una obra de arte.

I’m not joking, really, my expectations went beyond what I thought. It was amazing in every way. Well, maybe I’m gonna make some spoilers, but I found myself in need of telling you my experience as a Mexican point of view.

Because yes, I’m proudly Mexican.

  • 1. Estás muy flaco, ¡come más!

This is funny. 

In each family, at least in mine, it is normal that your grandmother wants to feed you because, according to her, you are very thin. And this reminded me a lot of my grandmother, whom I sweetly called Yaya. And yes, she is a strong, very determined woman who always fills my plate with lots of food. 

But my Yaya’s food is always the best.

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  • 2. El maravilloso ambiente

There was no time to take the eyes off every scene, every color, every sound, literally. In the land of the living, the colors were relatively balanced, since it is a village, when dusk comes, which illuminates each house in a beautiful orange color. The colorful cemeteries and ofrendas captivated me greatly, for the passion with which we adorn the tombs of our departed is more than a tradition; is a connection that even Death itself can never take away.

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  • 3. ¡Música maestro!

My God, I can’t believe Disney has started its own theme with Mariachi music. 

AY, AY, AY!!

That. was. Phenomenal. 

The rest of the film, when I started to hear the voices of each character singing, dancing or even playing guitar, I almost felt like jumping and singing, clapping and dancing. If anything you must be sure, is that when a Mexican hears that kind of music, mariachi, trumpets, violins, the shoe, the drums, gives him an infinite desire to be celebrating forever.

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  • 4. La Chancla

La abuelita threatening everyone with la chancla. 

That’s typical of mexican family. No, seriously. Once my Yaya threw me la chancla voladora when I was little and I was running and they had yelled at me to stop. That could not be missing!

If you have never been threatened with la chancla, or much less have hit you with it, trust me, as a mexican you had no childhood.

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  • 5. La Llorona

Originally, the song La Llorona is sung by Chavela Vargas. If you have never heard of it, I strongly recommend that you do so. That was totally amazing! 

“Ay, de mí llorona. Llorona, de azul celeste. Ay, de mí llorona. Llorona, de azul celeste…”

“Y aunque me cueste la vida, llorona, no dejaré de quererte. Y aunque me cueste la vida, llorona, no dejaré de quererte…”

Miguel’s great-great-grandmother sang it with such sentiment made me shed tears, because I’ve heard it since I was a little girl. My grandmother sometimes sings it when she’s cooking.

  • 6. Ay, Ernesto, no te rajes

Yes, yes, YES!!!

I actually knew that Ernesto de la Cruz was inspired by Pedro Infante and Jorge Negrete. OH, MY GOD! I love this man so much!

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Maybe you can remember Jorge with the song Ay, Jalisco no te rajes! (From the movie The Tree Caballeros) There are other songs that I recommend you to hear. But my favorite has always been that.

Yo soy Mexicano, Mexico Lindo, Ella, Entre suspiro y suspiro, El Abandonado, and more…

  • 7. Alebrijes

Actually, this was a very original idea that I loved. 

Alebrijes are imaginary beings made up of physiognomic elements of different animals, a combination of several animals, not only fantastic but also real.
They’re handicrafts made with the technique of the cartonería, that they are painted with joyful colors and vibrant.

Alebrijes are one of the many wonders of Mexican art and a pride and the hallmark of Oaxaca. Having a alebrije or a collection of them at home is considered good luck and it is said that happiness will accompany anyone who owns one of these works of art. In addition, owning a alebrije is to possess the best of Mexican art, so vast, so colorful, so full of life and a beauty recognized internationally.

  • 8. La Familia es primero

Even though The Book of Life is also another of my favorite movies, something made me even love more Coco than this. 

Family.

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It may sound a little… cliché, but for me the family has always been the most important thing. In fact, I quite identified with Miguel’s family. I could see in my own flesh not only my grandmother, but my uncles, my cousins and my other relatives. We don’t live in one house, we live in different places.

Traditionally my grandfathers are doctors, and they wanted my mother to be a doctor, but she preferred to study theater just as my father studied music. And there could be no doubt that her own daughter would also want to be an artist.

When I first went to Europe to visit the Universities, my grandmother, who repudiated the idea of being an artist, came to me one day and said to me: “It’s your life, you decide what you want and what you choose will be always good for me.”

The love of the family is so different and so unique, that to a certain point it made me realize that I do not need love of a couple if I have people that I can always talk to and who can support me too.

  • 9. Recuérdame

This song was definitely the best of the best. Full of feelings, full of dedication, I should applaud the effort for composers, I haven’t had the privilege of hearing it in English, but I think you should also listen to it in Spanish, and I say it because the song sounds infinitely cool. and with the voice of the characters, made my skin prickly and shed more tears.

“Hasta que en mis brazos tú estés… Recuérdame…”

  • 10. Mama Coco

This, without a doubt, is my favorite. The entire character of mama Coco.

She may not appear more than some scenes from the entire film, but she is a very important and very captivating character. The relationship she has with Miguel is very special, an old mind woman and a big-hearted young man, the love of grandparents or great-grandparents is so strong and has no limits…

I have lived with my great-grandparents since I was two years old, and I loved them with all my heart just like them to me.

They are no longer with me…

But that does not mean that I have forgotten them. I remember them every day, every moment, when I least expect it, I sometimes dream about them. Sometimes I ask my grandparents how they were as young people, and I could imagine their lives in black and white films, where they wore dresses and suits.

The times of my great-grandfathers were hard, but were also beautiful, they enjoyed their entire life and were happy. Mama Coco was able to leave the world knowing that her father loved her and sang for the last time. Recuérdame with her great-grandchild.

What a beautiful scene, so simple, so lovely, that speaks for much.

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Believe it or not, I loved Coco more than The Book of Life.

But I don’t think there has to be some anger cause somehow they seem to be something in como. For God’s sake, they do NOT seem at all, at least of the plot. 

Is more than obvious that the producers and the cast made a mega effort to make the film an original work, and yes, it is original, cause there were so many unexpected twists, plus that, again, made me cry.

Don’t hate Coco, really, the movie is worth seeing, and it is such a beautiful and so cute way of putting the family theme. 

The Book of Life talked about fear in being yourself: there is nothing wrong of being yourself and always follow your heart, while Coco talks about that it is okay to follow your dreams, but also think about your family, think about something that goes more beyond your expectations, but what you choose will always have the support of your family.

Two films focusing on Mexico, focusing on El Dia de los Muertos, two films that use direct themes, but that somehow made me realize what Life is like.

So, go ahead, Vive tu momento.

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Did anyone take note of this? He’s talking about Toni Bevell, but more to the point: Dean’s seen Frozen. Do you know how happy this makes me? It’s not just Dory. Just how many recent Disney movies have you seen, Dean? Please tell me you’ve watched Cars

Disney Fathers

A father loves you

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He teaches you about the world

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He loves spending time with you

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He loves to make you smile and laugh

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And being your father makes him smile

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He watches over you

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He is always ready to protect you

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And he will fight to keep you safe

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He gives you advice when you need it

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And is there for you when you’re sad

He helps you find out who you are

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And he learns from you as well

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He supports you and your dreams

Even when no one else does

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He wants you to achieve your goals and fly

And he is proud when you succeed 

No matter how far you go, he’ll be there when you return

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No matter how long you were gone

He prepares you for the world as best he can

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And lets you go explore it

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No matter what, he will always love you

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The one that raised you might not have been a true father

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But somewhere in the world you will find a father

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Your father might be a brother

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Or a teacher

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Or a stepdad

Or a friend

But they will be there for you

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And they will love you

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And support you

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And you will find them 

Because everyone has a father somewhere

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amor verdadero nos une por siempre, en el latido de mi corazón
our love for each other will live on forever, in every bit of my proud corazón

I just watched Coco…

Btw, Coco premiered here in Mexico so that It would be on theathers before Day of the Dead. And let me tell you something: As a mexican, I feel so fucking happy about that movie. Because they nailed perfectly what Día de los Muertos is about. Día de Muertos is about family, about love and yes, about food. They did such a good job that I can’t even explain it. And it’s so fucking different of Book of life, so stop complaining about it. But there’s one thing that Book of Life didn’t do: I couldn’t identify with it. But I did with Coco. Coco made me think about my childhood; about my beautiful abuelas (both of them passed away), about how much I love my family and about how I would do anything for them. Coco, is now by far, my favorite Pixar movie. Because they made feel so grateful about the beautiful family that I have and for all the support that they give me.

So, when Coco comes out in your country go and see it. Because that truly is Mexico and our traditions.

Disney, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING SUCH AN AMAZING MOVIE. I cried and I’m not ashamed about it.

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Music video by Luis Ángel Gómez Jaramillo, Gael García Bernal performing Un Poco Loco. © 2017 Walt Disney Records/Pixar .

Que el cielo no es azul
¡Ay mi amor! ¡Ay mi amor!
Que es rojo dices tú
¡Ay mi amor! ¡Ay mi amor!

Vez todo al revés
¡Ay mi amor! ¡Ay mi amor!
Creo que piensas con los pies
¡Ay mi amor! ¡Ay mi amor!

Tú me traes un poco loco
Un poquititito loco
Estoy adivinando
Que quieres y pa’ cuando

Y así estoy celebrando
Que me he vuelto un poco loco..

( Música ) 

Chiflado tú me vuelves
Y eso está un poco loco
Tu mente que despega
Tú siempre con ideas

Con mi cabeza juegas
Todo es un poco loco..

Con mi cabeza juegas
Todo es un poco loco
Con mi cabeza juegas
Todo es un poco loco

Con mi cabeza juegas
Todo es un poco loco
Con mi cabeza juegas
Todo es un poco loco

Un poquitititi titi titi titi tititito loco…  

Let me just say that Coco is Pixar’s greatest film ever!!!!! I ended up sobbing even 20 minutes after the movie was over.

Most of the people at the cinema were as emotional as I was, but I also saw some of them who didn’t feel “represented” because “Mexico isn’t just little towns without technology”. Okay, we do have super technological big cities and I live in one, but that’s not the reality of every Mexican. Actually, most of the Mexicans live in small towns like the one in the movie, so the representation was super accurate, and I never saw a single stereotype that Americans tend to give us. The research that the Pixar team did was perfect, the film was full of espectacular small details that us, the Mexicans, can relate to and make us laugh out loud.
Maybe it won’t have the impact It had in Mexico, but let me just tell you that for us, (or at least me) it is the greatest gift for our culture that anyone could’ve ever given.

Thank you Pixar.


Pd: It’s nothing like the book of life.