Pixar’s ‘Mama Coco’ Inspiration Dies At 109

The 109-year-old woman who is said to have served as the model for the enduring "Mama Coco" character in the 2017 Disney/Pixar film "Coco" has passed away.

Western Mexico's Michoacán authorities report that Mara Salud Ramrez Caballero was buried at Santa Fe de la Laguna on October 16.

The production team visited Caballero's hometown and even temporarily resided with her family, however Disney/Pixar has not confirmed that she served as the character's inspiration.

Caballero was allegedly extensively shot by the team, which led to speculation that "Mama Coco" was based on her.

The story centres on Miguel, a 12-year-old kid who unintentionally travels to the Land of the Dead.

The asks his deceased great-great-grandfather, a musician, for assistance in bringing him back to his surviving relatives and in overturning the family's prohibition on music.

The animation, voice acting, music, aesthetics, emotional plot, and respect for Mexican culture were all commended in the reviews for the movie.

At the time of its release, it had a global box office total of nearly $807 million, ranking it as the 16th-highest-grossing animated movie of all time.