Long before Pixar pays thousands of people millions of dollars to animate their incredible films, the people responsible for the story make the movie again and again.
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Disney Pixar's Coco is more of a movie with music than a musical, but during its earlier stages of development, it was going to be a full-blown songified romp through the Land of the Dead. After seeing the early plans for the opening number, all I can say is I'm thrilled it ended up changing. As Miguel's abuelita would say: "No music!"
When a new Pixar film arrives, it's usually accompanied by a charming animated short. I loved these shorts growing up - sometimes they're even better than the feature they precede. That's why it was so hard to watch as Disney scrapped the tradition and instead spat out a never-ending ad for Frozen merchandise last night before we all finally got to watch Coco, which was great, by the way.
In the past two decades, computer animation studio Pixar has captivated audiences all over the world with an abundance of original stories, unforgettable characters, unique settings, and complex emotions. Pixar makes films that aren't just great animated films, but great films period. So ranking them is damn near impossible. Obviously, I've done it anyway.
Pixar's latest film, Coco, changed so much over the course of its production, its makers couldn't come up with a title for it. "We didn't know what we were going to call the film for a very long time," director Lee Unkrich told us. "We made lists of hundreds of different titles to try and figure out what it could be. Coco was always just kind of a code name."