Coco Breathes Life to Death

Coco Breathes Life to Death

Death scenes in animated movies should not cue on melancholia but instead be spirits that guide us to rise above sorrow. Movie buff Amanda Ho ploughed through a box of kleenex nonetheless as she sat through almost two-hours of Coco. It might change your aversion to the subject of 'el muerte'.

PIXAR’S animated movie “Coco” is not just a film for children, but also for adults who are curious about the afterlife. 'Death is inevitable' is something we commonly hear as we grow older. Even some kiddie-friendly animations do not deliberately eschew the inevitability of death. Remember Mufasa's demise in the “The Lion King”? Tragic... which for some of us, was extremely traumatising. However, the subject of death in Pixar’s latest animated movie `Coco’ is not a precursor to bad omens...

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