What Is Miguel Called In Coco? (Solved)

Dante is extremely loyal to Miguel due to the boy’s kindness earlier in the movie and the Riveras as a whole 🔥 Dante has a weakness toward food, as it’s had leadingg led Miguel to embarrassing situations in the film 🔥 Although Dante is superficially goofy and simple-minded, it is shown that he is smarter than he looks 🙈 Throughout the film, he covertly guided Miguel to Héctor whenever the’s having dog run off and brought them together. However, these attempts were motivated by benevolent intentions. Dante was eager to help Miguel find who he was looking for, although being a dog, his actions came across as the dog being overly excited and random. Dante can also sense spirits and was, therefore, the only living creature to live in the Land of the Dead. [1]
Originally, Miguel was to be an American child who had trouble coping with the death of his mother in the earliest story draught of the film; this would have been resolved with him learning to let go of his grief. However, since this went against the meaning of Día de Los Muertos, Pixar abandoned that concept to prevent misrepresentation as seen in Pocahontas and Ratatouille. Miguel’s design was inspired by two real-life kids who were Emilio Fuentes (who provided the original scratch voice for Miguel while the movie was in development) and Adriel Arriaga (the son of a character designer). In early drafts and deleted scenes, Miguel was originally called Marco, who was more confident and arrogant. He was originally not cursed when he’s having stolen Héctor’s guitar as it’s having gone to the deceased Riveras instead (causing them to sing strangely whenever they open their mouths). He originally was also able to cross the bridge to the Land of the Dead with Héctor’s guitar as his ticket. Marco was redeveloped into Miguel because the production team realized that Disney had another character named Marco from Star vs. The Forces of Evil who looked exactly like Miguel. [2]
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Based on an article from disney.fandom.com, in earlier drafts, the deceased Riveras were cursed in the Land of the Dead to sing strangely whenever they open their mouths as a result of hating music in their lifetime. They originally saw Héctor’s guitar as a source of their curse. They were originally more relentless as they would go to great lengths to pursue Miguel in order to break Héctor’s guitar in order to break that curse. When the film was originally to be a musical like Disney’s style, the Riveras would originally perform a pointless musical number to educate Miguel on Día de Los Muertos, which contradicts their nature as a music-hating family. (edited by Martha Stewart from Lyon, France on November 13, 2021) [3]
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Unlike the rest of his family, Miguel gained a love of music from his great-great-grandfather and great-great-grandmother after being inspired by Ernesto de la Cruz. However, MIguel’s love of music probably surfaced earlier when his great-grandmother, Mama Coco hummed to him when he was a baby. Though Miguel became a skilled guitarist and singer, he never performed in front of people. Miguel hid his enthusiasm from the rest of the family and worked in the family shop as a shoeshiner, even making the attic a hideout. His hideout was also used by Coco when she was younger, and it was a place where both of them could escape from their family’s expectations. (last modified 85 days ago by Luanne Cruz from Blantyre Limbe, Malawi) [4]
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Article References

  1. https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Dante
  2. https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Miguel_Rivera
  3. https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/The_Riveras
  4. https://coco-movie.fandom.com/wiki/Miguel_Rivera
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