Miguel is a young boy who dreams of becoming a famous musician in small town, colonial Mexico. His family forbids this dream and encourages him to work in the family shoe business instead. When Miguel defies his family, he finds himself on an fantastic adventure into the land of the dead.
This story explores themes of family, tradition and commitment while exploring Mexican culture. This film study curriculum packet explores the history of Dia de los Muertos and how the holiday is celebrated by Mexican families. It includes Socratic discussion questions, vocabulary and fun extension activities.