"Vivo," as the title suggests, is an animated film. The animated adventure film is chock-full of endearing characters, beautiful settings, and, of course, plenty of heart. Vivo, a honey bear who has spent virtually his whole life composing music with his human buddy Andrés, is the film's protagonist. That kind of shameless self-confidence inspires the individuals around her. It sends a perfect message to the film's impressionable audience. As a result, her can-do attitude is something that parents would love when viewing with their children. "Vivo" will appeal to both parents and children. However, there are a few elements that the older audience is more likely to notice.
Here are a few things that grownups could notice in this new cartoon hit. Spoilers ahead! We quickly realize that Vivo is terrified of travel, and for a good cause.
He was a helpless baby the first time he went on a long journey. He is accidentally kidnapped after falling into a fruit crate. Fortunately, Andrés rescued him from probable death and sheltered him at his adjacent apartment. SEven so, Vivo says the two-block commute from Andrés' house to their singing spot is the most extended trip he intends to take from now on.
After Marta's meeting invitation to Andrés, Vivo has to overcome a great deal of fear and tremble before she accepts to pack her luggage on stage.
Ha, I can't believe you're seriously considering this.
Oh, Vivo, you are excited too, eh?
Kids will probably pick up on the fact that Vivo doesn't want to leave home. Still, adults will have a deeper understanding of that fear of stepping outside their comfort zone and opening themselves up to new experiences.
Andrés' American niece, Gabi, is highly enthusiastic about the prospect of keeping Vivo as a new pet. But Vivo soon discovers the real reason why she's so keen on keeping him. Gabi is something of a pet collector -- with some pretty alarming results.
Are those little gravestones?
Oh, that's my petting zoo.
We don't know if these animals died of old age or due to negligence from their owners. Still, based on her mother Rosa's opposition to bringing Vivo home, this tiny girl may not be the most dependable pet keeper.
The Sand Dollars appear to have doubts about her ability to care for Vivo, and they may not be so far off the mark. Besides, kinkajous are wild animals, which should never be turned into pets, to begin with.
When it comes to the Sand Dollars, parents will notice that these three young ladies appear to have much independence from their parents.
It's one thing for them to run the cookie-selling kiosk for the club on their own. Still, having a real boat at their disposal to go scouring the Everglades for Gabi and Vivo without a single grownup insight is a whole different ballgame. Perhaps they have so much leeway because they are unafraid of addressing adults.
The Sand Dollars aren't afraid to call out their consumers since they're so dedicated to their objective of environmental awareness.
You already know that if you buy a Sand Dollars cloth bag instead of a plastic one, you won't be dealing with Mother Nature's blood.
I'm not a bad man. I want a cookie.
When they set their minds on discovering and defending Gabi's new kinkajou pal, no one is likely to stand in their way.
They may be small in stature, but they are mighty in spirit.
Adult viewers of "Vivo" will also observe that Gabi and Rosa have been through a tragedy and have trouble reconciling their differences due to their loss. Gabi's father, Carlos, was equally as musically minded and free-spirited as she is. The two were quite close when he was still living. The two drop hints over time. Gabi's wild-style attitude appears to be inherited from her father, and Rosa struggles to connect with and comprehend her daughter throughout the novel. Gabi is also heartbroken about her father's death, claiming that he died so abruptly and in such a dramatic way in Miami that she didn't get the opportunity to say her final goodbyes. That's why she was so emotionally invested in Vivo's journey.
He didn't get to tell Marta he loved her, just like I never got to tell dad how much I loved him.
Gabi's self-assurance is something that audiences of all ages will appreciate. Suppose her electric hairstyle and boisterous personality weren't evidenced enough. In that case, she also roundly rejects the idea of changing her attire -- or her priorities -- to fit in with the other girls in the Sand Dollars club. That kind of shameless self-confidence inspires the individuals around her. It sends a perfect message to the film's impressionable audience.
As a result, her can-do attitude is something that parents would love when viewing with their children. Thanks for reading.