Disney Pixar COCO at D23 Expo #PixarCocoEvent #D23Expo #PixarCoco

This week I'm covering lots of things Disney*Pixar COCO, while in San Francisco for the #PixarCocoEvent media trip. While I am learning a lot, most of it is hush hush till closer to the U.S release on November 22nd!

But I want to keep you up to date on Disney*Pixar COCO news, so I'm sharing some of what happened during the D23 EXPO 2017.

Guests were treated to the first-ever public performance of “Remember Me” from Pixar Animation Studios.

Anthony Gonzalez, who provides the voice of Miguel in the film, and Benjamin Bratt, who lends his voice to Ernesto de la Cruz, teamed up to perform the song written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

Capping the animation presentation, the grand finale featured more than 160 performers who descended upon Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center, including the Grammy-winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea and Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles under the direction of Kareli Montoya, and the Grammy®-winning Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band.

Unkrich, co-director and screenwriter Adrian Molina and producer Darla K. Anderson shared details about the original story with the crowd.

“Our film embraces a broad landscape of music,” said director Lee Unkrich. “We were fortunate to have Kristen and Bobby create ‘Remember Me’—it’s the signature song made famous by Ernesto de la Cruz, and it embodies the key theme in our story: the importance of remembering loved ones both in life and beyond.”

In theaters Nov. 22, 2017, COCO introduces Miguel, an aspiring musician whose family long ago banned music.

Disney•Pixar COCO movie poster


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

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