Going to San Francisco for Disney Pixar COCO Event #PixarCocoEvent #PixarCoco

I'm packing my bags, grabbing my air guitar and heading to San Francisco! I've been invited by Disney and Pixar to the #PixarCocoEvent media trip to learn more about upcoming COCO film, plus get a tour of Pixar Animation Studios and The Walt Disney Family Museum!



Note: Disney and Pixar invited me on this all expense paid trip for the Disney*Pixar COCO Event. While I will share different events and activities during the trip, any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

For this #PixarCocoEvent press trip, I'll be in San Francisco from Wednesday, August 2nd to Friday, August 4th. Of course during my trip I'll be very active on my social media accounts, so follow along on my Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.



I can't wait to share what I learn and where I go. There's going to be so much! My time in San Francisco will include

  • Touring Pixar Animation Studios
  • Touring Walt Disney Family Museum - the “Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja” exhibit. Andreas Deja was the Supervising Animator for “Scar” in THE LION KING and we are touring this exhibit in honor of the film being released on Digital and Disney Movies Anywhere, 8/15 & Blu-ray, 8/29
  • COCO Screening footage introduced by Director Lee Unkrich, Writer and Co-Director Adrian Molina and Producer Darla K. Anderson



  • Learning about THE MUSIC OF COCO with Michael Giacchino (Composer), Germaine Franco (Orchestrator), Camilo Lara (Consultant) & Adrian Molina (Writer and Co-Director)
  • Attending COCO Filmmaker Presentations
  • A UNIVERSAL STORY OF FAMILY - Hear how the COCO production team was inspired by research and specific cultural traditions, and how they infused them into their fantastical story set on Día de los Muertos. Participants include Adrian Molina (Writer and Co-Director), Dean Kelly (Story Artist)
  • THE LAND OF THE LIVING AND THE LAND OF THE DEAD - See how the expansive worlds of both the living and the dead were created through both research and imagination. Participants include Harley Jessup (Production Designer), Danielle Feinberg (DP-Lighting), Chris Bernardi (Sets Supervisor)
  • BRINGING SKELETONS TO LIFE - Learn how the skeletons in the Land of the Dead were imagined, designed, animated and clothed. Participants include Daniel Arriaga (Character Art Director), Gini Santos (Supervising Animator), Byron Bashforth (Character Shading Lead), Emron Grover (Simulation Technical Director)
    • PEPITA AND DANTE: A CLOSER LOOK - In the Land of the Dead, Miguel and his faithful companion Dante encounter not only his ancestors, but also their loyal guardian Pepita, a magical creature based on Mexican folk art. Hear about how they were designed and brought to life. Participants include Alonso Martinez (Character/Rigging Artist), Nick Rosario (Directing Animator), Christian Hoffman (Characters Supervisor)
    • ALEBRIJES WORKSHOPS - Learn about the folk art behind Alebrijes and see how the Alebrijes in COCO were brought to life

    As you can see I'll be busy learning all the cool things! If you want to learn more about Disney*Pixar COCO, here's some more info.


    Disney•Pixar COCO movie poster

    MOVIE SYNOPSIS:

    Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on November 22nd!

    Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt).

    Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself magically transported to the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.


    Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”).

    To learn more about Disney•Pixar’s COCO, visit - www.movies.disney.com/COCO

    on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PixarCoco
    on Twitter: www.twitter.com/pixarcoco
    on Instagram: www.instagram.com/pixarcoco


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