#3. Coco (2017)
(up seven spots from previous ranking)
Coco was the film that made the biggest jump from my original Pixar ranking to this one. While I enjoyed it the first time, for some reason it didn’t click with me the way it did now.
It took Pixar 19 years to have a non-white protagonist (granted, toys, cars, monsters and fish aren’t white, but the actors portraying them all were). They made up for it beautifully in Coco, not just casting an entirely Hispanic cast, but diving into Mexican culture in ways both big and small. It reminds me of the care and respect the creators of Moana showed in depicting that film’s Polynesian culture.