During our trip to Sonoma in early October, we stopped by the Pixar Animation Studios near Oakland to visit a friend of mine who is a director of photography there. While we have Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc. and Cars 3 in heavy rotation in our house, I was embarrassed to say that I had not yet seen Coco. There’s a whole wing of the Steve Jobs building on the Pixar campus that has a Coco exhibit, with drawings, sculptures and different production sketches on display.
So, one of the first things we did when we got back to D.C. was to pull up Coco on Netflix. Wow. It’s an amazing movie. One of my favorites — and not just animated movies but any movie I’ve seen recently. Naturally, Miguel was the perfect Halloween costume for my daughter. A red hoodie, some white and black face paint and a toy guitar and we were set.