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Frida Kahlo is a character in the 2017 Disney/Pixar animated feature film, Coco and the 2002 Miramax live action feature film Frida. She is based on the renowned Mexican artist of the same name and is depicted much as she was in life, particularly in her artwork.

Role in the film

While visiting the arts district of the Land of the Dead, Miguel Rivera runs into Frida after Dante chases after her monkey alebrije. She takes an interest in Dante, believing the dog to be a spirit guide as the Xoloitzcuintle is considered a special being, though decides that he might just be an ordinary dog after seeing him choke on his own foot. Frida shows Miguel that she is busy working on a performance that is scheduled for Ernesto de la Cruz's concert, but is having a hard time trying to find the right tone of the act. Miguel suggests some elements she can add in, to which Frida finds insightful, and compliments the boy's talents as Miguel explains he hopes to become a musician; sympathizing with his dream, Frida encourages Miguel to follow this. She also expresses annoyance at de la Cruz since he never comes to rehearsals, instead hosting a lavish party.

Later on, Miguel and his family enlist Frida to help them sneak into Ernesto's concert so they can recover Héctor's photo that Ernesto had taken. During her opening act, Frida helps the family by hiding them among her dancers, thus giving them access to backstage. She wishes Miguel luck as he goes, receiving a heartfelt thanks in return.

A running gag throughout the film involves Héctor disguising himself as Frida in order to get past security, including crossing the marigold bridge, getting into Ernesto's party, and (shared with Miguel and the rest of the deceased Rivera family members) making it backstage of Ernesto's concert. Apparently, according to a security officer whom Hector offs with a warning, it is illegal in the Land of the Dead to falsify Frida's famous unibrow.


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Coco (Soundtrack) • Pixar Popcorn• (A Day in the Life of the Dead) • Disney Crossy RoadDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle ModeThe Art of Coco
Disney Parks
Mickey's PhilharMagicPixar Pal-A-Round

Entertainment: Disney Adventure Friends CavalcadeA Musical Celebration of CocoFollow Your DreamsMickey’s Storybook Adventure
Restaurants: Fuente del Oro RestauranteMiguel's El Dorado Cantina
Parade: Magic Happens
Fireworks: Cherish the MemoriesDisney EnchantmentHarmonioUSMickey's Mix MagicTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWonderful World of AnimationILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration
Halloween: Goofy's Skeletoons Street Party

Miguel RiveraHéctorDanteErnesto de la CruzAbuelitaMamá CocoImeldaEnrique RiveraLuisa RiveraChicharrónPepitaFrida KahloDeparture AgentEmceeArrival AgentJuan Ortodoncia
Santa Cecilia, MexicoLand of the Dead
Héctor's GuitarChicharrón's Guitar
Remember MeMuch Needed AdviceEveryone Knows JuanitaUn Poco LocoThe World Es Mi FamiliaLa LloronaProud CorazónEl Corrido de Miguel RiveraDia de los MuertosThe Way of the Riveras
See Also
The Riveras