Héctor: He’s been forgotten. When there’s no one left in the living world who remembers you, you disappear from this world. We call it the Final Death.
Miguel: Where did he go?
Héctor: No one knows.
Miguel: But I’ve met him! I could remember him when I go back.
Héctor: No. It doesn’t work like that, chamaco. Our memories, they have to be passed down by those who knew us in life – in the stories they tell about us.
Anthony Gonzalez and Gael García Bernal in the delightful Pixar film Coco (2017). Winner of Best Animated Feature at the Oscars, the acclaimed animation film tells of a 12-year-old Mexican boy who is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead.