Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
The celebration of a lifetime
22 November 2017 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Untitled Dia de los Muertos Project
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Opening Weekend USA: $50,802,605,
26 November 2017, Wide Release
Gross USA: $209,726,015
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $807,082,196
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The character of Ernesto de la Cruz is based on the Mexican icon Pedro Infante (in fact, the second last name of Infante was "Cruz"). In addition, Ernesto's last name, de la Cruz, is also a reference to another Pixar character, Cruz Ramirez from Cars 3
(2017). In addition to that, a cartoon of Pedro Infante appears in the film and even interacts with De la Cruz. See more
When Pepita is walking towards Ernesto, her bottom left paw goes through her front left one. See more
This isn't a dream, then - you're all really out there.
You thought we weren't?
Well, I don't know - I thought it might have been one of those made-up things adults tell kids! Like vitamins.
Miguel, vitamins are a real thing!
Well, now I'm thinking maybe they could be.
On the opening Pixar logo, the last sound is muted. After the lamp stops moving as usual, a bell chiming is heard leading to the opening shot. See more
Referenced in The Oscars
Much Needed Advice
Music by Michael Giacchino
and Germaine Franco
Lyrics by Adrian Molina
Performed by Benjamin Bratt
and Antonio Sol See more