Disney's 'Coco' is a smash hit in Mexico, fueling big hopes for its US release

In the era of Donald Trump, it doesn’t take much to see political undertones in just about everything. Including the new Disney-Pixar film, "Coco."

Built around the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, the movie is about Miguel, a 12-year-old boy from rural Mexico who dreams of becoming a guitarist. In Miguel’s pursuit, he crosses over into the Land of the Dead, where he interacts with his ancestors, famous musicians and magical creatures.

"Coco" has been an instant hit since opening in Mexico on Oct. 27. It has raked in more than $43 million — the highest-grossing movie of all time in Mexico. The film opens in the US on Nov. 22. READ MORE AT PRI

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