Top 50 Coco Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Coco facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Coco film message.

The sidewalk tiles are shaped as bones.
The sidewalk tiles are shaped as bones.
In the movie Coco, the song Remember Me is meant to be played 'rubato,' which literally translates to 'robbed' or 'stolen.' Not only was the song stolen from Hector, but also his remaining years with Coco and Imelda.
In the movie Coco, the song Remember Me is meant to be played 'rubato,' which literally translates to 'robbed' or 'stolen.' Not only was the song stolen from Hector, but also his remaining years with Coco and Imelda.

Coco Trivia

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  1. Miguel's town, Santa Cecilia, is named after Saint Cecilia, the patroness of musicians.

  2. Marigolds are the only living plants in The Land of the Dead. During their preliminary research trips to Mexico, the filmmakers learned that marigolds play a huge role in D?a de Los Muertos: guiding the spirit of a loved one home.

Coco Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - This skeleton' s photo is on the ofrenda of the dentist office in Finding Nemo.
    This skeleton' s photo is on the ofrenda of the dentist office in Finding Nemo.
  • 1 - As Miguel and Hector walk around the Land of the Dead, they pass a poster with a few familiar-looking faces.
    As Miguel and Hector walk around the Land of the Dead, they pass a poster with a few familiar-looking faces.
  • 1 - The conductor at Ernesto De La Cruz's Sunrise Spectacular is based on the movie's composer, Michael Giacchino
    The conductor at Ernesto De La Cruz's Sunrise Spectacular is based on the movie's composer, Michael Giacchino
  • Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Mike Wazowski can be seen as inflatable balloons in the background.

  • 1 - You can see an assortment of previous Pixar character toys hanging from a post.
    You can see an assortment of previous Pixar character toys hanging from a post.

Coco Hidden Details

1 - Inside the family affairs office the coils in the light bulbs look like skulls.
Inside the family affairs office the coils in the light bulbs look like skulls.
1 - Miguel says shoes brought the family together. Hector is seen barefoot, as he is not connected to the family. Later in the film he is seen wearing shoes to cross the bridge with Mam? Imelda.
Miguel says shoes brought the family together. Hector is seen barefoot, as he is not connected to the family. Later in the film he is seen wearing shoes to cross the bridge with Mam? Imelda.
1 - The skull at the base of "Ernesto Dela Cruz's" guitar is the same shape as Hector's, suggesting it was never Ernesto's to begin with.
The skull at the base of "Ernesto Dela Cruz's" guitar is the same shape as Hector's, suggesting it was never Ernesto's to begin with.
1 - Hector gestures Miguel to spin before they do it in sync!
Hector gestures Miguel to spin before they do it in sync!
1 - This early detail hints at an important later reveal
This early detail hints at an important later reveal
1 - Miguel's skeleton hands show little sign of use or age since he is a kid. However, Hector's hands show wear and look potentially arthritic, since he was an adult when he died.
Miguel's skeleton hands show little sign of use or age since he is a kid. However, Hector's hands show wear and look potentially arthritic, since he was an adult when he died.

When one of the dead vanishes from a hamac, his weight is not taken into account anymore

The guitar Miguel takes from Ernesto's mausoleum has hairline cracks under the finish. This is a sign of aging in guitars.

1 - Miguel can be seen handing Coco a tangerine. Tangerines are known to boost mental agility and prevent memory loss.
Miguel can be seen handing Coco a tangerine. Tangerines are known to boost mental agility and prevent memory loss.

Miguel's grandmother is depicted with perfect tricep residual mobility (arm flab). This shows that she is, in fact, an authentic abuelita.

1 - Some of the spaces between the buildings in the Land of the Dead form skulls.
Some of the spaces between the buildings in the Land of the Dead form skulls.
1 - At Ernesto De La Cruz's party in Coco (2017), the DJ's face paint on his cheekbones are music visualizer bars.
At Ernesto De La Cruz's party in Coco (2017), the DJ's face paint on his cheekbones are music visualizer bars.
1 - H?ctor's notes for his song "Remember Me" show it's intended to be played "simply, tenderly". Ernesto de la Cruz, either out of ignorance or spite, turns the stolen song into a grand orchestrated number with lights, dancers, and pyrotechnics.
H?ctor's notes for his song "Remember Me" show it's intended to be played "simply, tenderly". Ernesto de la Cruz, either out of ignorance or spite, turns the stolen song into a grand orchestrated number with lights, dancers, and pyrotechnics.
1 - Near the beginning Dante eats paint, which later kills him and allows for his transformation into a spirit guide
Near the beginning Dante eats paint, which later kills him and allows for his transformation into a spirit guide
1 - Miguel meets his stray dog next to a table selling alebrije (spirit) figures which you see later in the movie
Miguel meets his stray dog next to a table selling alebrije (spirit) figures which you see later in the movie
1 - It shows mama Imelda's alebrije Pepita on the table of toy alebrijes.
It shows mama Imelda's alebrije Pepita on the table of toy alebrijes.
1 - There is a small statue of a cat Alebrije next to Mama Imelda's picture that is a 'baby' Pepita (sorry for quality)
There is a small statue of a cat Alebrije next to Mama Imelda's picture that is a 'baby' Pepita (sorry for quality)
1 - The city in the Land of the Dead includes a 'Tienda de Pelucas', Spanish for 'Wig Store', explaining where the dead people get their hair from.
The city in the Land of the Dead includes a 'Tienda de Pelucas', Spanish for 'Wig Store', explaining where the dead people get their hair from.
1 - Hector and Coco have the same skull markings with different color schemes
Hector and Coco have the same skull markings with different color schemes
1 - When we first meet Dante, he is near the Alebrijes table, foreshadowing that Dante is one!
When we first meet Dante, he is near the Alebrijes table, foreshadowing that Dante is one!
1 - Coco literally does not give two fucks about being reunited with her dead husband, Julio.
Coco literally does not give two fucks about being reunited with her dead husband, Julio.
1 - You can actually see a planet pizza car drive by in the intro montage
You can actually see a planet pizza car drive by in the intro montage
1 - Ernesto throws Miguel into a cenote in order to keep Miguel from ruining Ernesto's fame. In ancient Mayan civilization, priests would throw children (among other things such as jewels) into cenotes as a sacrifice to their gods in exchange for rain and healthy crops.
Ernesto throws Miguel into a cenote in order to keep Miguel from ruining Ernesto's fame. In ancient Mayan civilization, priests would throw children (among other things such as jewels) into cenotes as a sacrifice to their gods in exchange for rain and healthy crops.

The street dogs name is Dante, as in Dante's Inferno. A Divine Comedy, a story about journeying through Hell

1 - When Miguel and his ancestors are crossing over the Marigold Bridge, they have to push through a rift; when Dante crosses over, he doesn't even disrupt the rift and goes through normally. This foreshadows his alebrije form: He is neither alive nor dead, but instead a spirit creature
When Miguel and his ancestors are crossing over the Marigold Bridge, they have to push through a rift; when Dante crosses over, he doesn't even disrupt the rift and goes through normally. This foreshadows his alebrije form: He is neither alive nor dead, but instead a spirit creature

Two skeletons in the background appear to be making a a drug deal, passing a package between them suspiciously.

Ernesto de la Cruz has been playing his most well known song "Remember Me" incorrectly. It was originally meant to be played simply and tenderly.

1 - ' the heyday of Ernesto de la Cruz was in black and white shows and films. His outfit for the Sunrise Spectacular concert is completely colorless to match this era of popularity, even when everyone else is dressed colorfully.
' the heyday of Ernesto de la Cruz was in black and white shows and films. His outfit for the Sunrise Spectacular concert is completely colorless to match this era of popularity, even when everyone else is dressed colorfully.
1 - At the end of the credits the creators of the film share photos of their family members to create an Ofrenda
At the end of the credits the creators of the film share photos of their family members to create an Ofrenda
1 - Miguel was not the only family member hiding musical talent, with his cousin and uncle joining him in playing "Proud Corazon" during the finale, even though they mocked him earlier in the movie.
Miguel was not the only family member hiding musical talent, with his cousin and uncle joining him in playing "Proud Corazon" during the finale, even though they mocked him earlier in the movie.

: Hector has shoe polish and uses it to paint Miguel's face, because of the family history with shoes. (sorry for the picture of my TV)

1 - De La Cruz begins to give his blessing for Miguel to go home. Whereas the leaf illuminated with Mama Imelda earlier in the film, the leaf reacts differently to De La Cruz, foreshadowing the major plot twist that occurs minutes later.
De La Cruz begins to give his blessing for Miguel to go home. Whereas the leaf illuminated with Mama Imelda earlier in the film, the leaf reacts differently to De La Cruz, foreshadowing the major plot twist that occurs minutes later.

Miguel's family notes that he wears a pronated shoe. Overpronation leads to lower leg fractures and altered gait, traits that Miguel's actual great-great grandfather displays throughout the film.

Frida Kahlo calls Dante (Miguel's dog) "the mighty Xolo dog, guide of the wandering spirits". It was Dante who broke the altar photo, putting the events of the movie in motion (and eventually guiding Hector back to his family)

1 - The operators that allow the dead to walk the land of the living use a sugar skull shaped panel device!
The operators that allow the dead to walk the land of the living use a sugar skull shaped panel device!
Coco poster
Coco poster

Coco Plot

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Coco. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Music, Mystery
Director Lee Unkrich
Stars Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach
IMDB score 8.4