Coco ★★★★½

I'm shortly about to enter a period of my life wherein most of the films I have time to watch will likely be children-and-family oriented. There are aspects of this situation which excite me: to share the time with my wife + daughter, to observe her imagination blossom, to share certain films which shaped my own. Aesthetically speaking, though, I'm less than eager. Most of what conceives of and presents itself as "family entertainment" is blandly formulaic, sloppily animated or shot, chock full of vapid, mostly amoral and occasionally immoral moralisms, and commodified to the nth. 

But if every family film would present even half the sincerity, care, and artistic talent of Coco, could present mostly unrepresented cultures and communities with admiration and creativity and without egregious stereotype, we'd be set.