Disney's Coco Revisited with Dr. Irene Mata


This week FavyFav and Babelito welcome back their favorite scholar, Irene Matta from Wellesley College to deconstruct the 2017 animated Disney feature, Coco. They analyze the iconography of the film, the gender issues with the story, the commercialization of Dia de Muertos, and the racist history of Disney. Listen as they discuss the nostalgic and non-threatening world of Coco and the way the film normalizes the militarization of the border. Does Coco's revolutionary inclusion of brown families makes up for their exotic vision of Mexico? Find out the full assessment of this important movie. And as always, make sure to stay tuned till the end to listen to some recommendations. Remember to send your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode! #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod