I had high expectations for the movie and I wasn't disappointed. As I've written about before, I love Dia de Los Muertos. It is a day for honoring your ancestors and remembering them. What could be better than that? And Disney has done a great job of that lately with Moana and now with Coco.
Kim and I were in Disneyland a couple of months ago and we had a great time looking around the Coco displays they had up. It got me really excited for the movie. I love anything that will help you teach children about the value of family history. Even at Disneyland no less. Here are some photos from our trip:
While we were there, a band and some dancers came out and sang the song "Remember Me" And I just melted. Such beautiful lyrics about our ancestors. Love it Love it!
They had a tree of life display and everyone was able to add a remembrance of a family member. I wrote about my Grandparents and the times we had at Disneyland together. So many wonderful memories. I can't go there without missing them.
What a beautiful simple way to help so many people remember their ancestors.
Some of the things I loved about the movie were 1) that all families have problems. I love that they didn't gloss over some of the hard things families deal with. 2) that Family History heals the present. Family History always helps the problems we have in the present. Always. 3) That we should keep photos up of our family members and remember them. That's why we love what we do at Family ChartMasters so much. We're honored to help people keep their ancestors memories alive and in front of them every day. And 4) I loved the music, the flowers and just the beauty of the movie.
Highly recommended. Take some family members. And then spend some time together honoring your ancestors. Good stuff!