coco teaser poster

What’s a Pixar movie without a lovable sidekick? Up had Dug and Kevin, Inside Out had Bing Bong, and Ratatouille had — arguably — Linguini. Of course, these sidekicks serve as more than just comic relief or witty one-liner machines. Pixar has been consistent in its generous handling of all of its characters, with some of these sidekicks receiving more of an emotional arc than other animated protagonists.

For Coco we have Dante, who has a few more layers to him than you’d expect for a street dog with only a few scraggly hairs on his head.

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Dante's Inferno movie

Inferno, the first of three books of Dante Alighieri‘s epic 14th century poem The Divine Comedy, in which a fictionalized Dante passes through Hell, Purgatory, and finally Heaven, isn’t really a romance. It’s a social and political critique, almost a satire in places, and part of a giant allegory about a personal journey to achieve an understanding of God.

But, sure, for a movie, make it a love story. The latest attempt to make a Dante’s Inferno movie at a major studio just landed at Warner Bros. thanks to a pitch that structures the story as Dante’s quest to save his love Beatrice.   Read More »