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Latino artists and cultural leaders weigh in on how 'Coco' got it right

Latino artists and cultural leaders weigh in on how 'Coco' got it right

For Latinos, “Coco” is not just a visually resplendent animated film with a poignant story about the importance of family. It’s also a rallying cry.

“I am certain that Disney/Pixar did not set out to make this a political film, but that is exactly what they have done,” said Benjamin Bratt, who provides the voice of Ernesto de la Cruz, the musical star idolized by the film’s central character, 12-year-old Miguel. “‘Coco’ inspires love around the world, and for Latinos in particular. It’s a reminder that we are worthy of loving ourselves. And if this ain’t a revolutionary act, I don’t know what is.”

The movie is not only a box office hit — amassing $731 million worldwide — and...

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