The team behind “Coco,” this year’s Academy Award winner for best animated feature, used their acceptance speech as an opportunity to stand up for Mexico and Mexicans in the face of xenophobia. Since then, Trump has made a number of demeaning comments about Mexico and Mexican-Americans in the past, including calling immigrants rapists. The president also claimed that Judge Gonzalo Curiel― an American born to Mexican immigrant parents― wouldn’t able to rule fairly in a case involving his controversial border wall (Curiel actually sided with Trump.) Remarks like these gave the film a new urgency, Unkrich said.
Lee Unkrich, along with producer Darla K. Anderson, reveal four secrets about the Oscar-nominated film — including a "Shining" twins homage and why the movie's main character was almost a young girl.
The husband-and-wife team describe the evolution of the movie to a single-song adventure, the "puzzle" of writing the double-meaning lyrics, and the personal meaning the song took on for them.
In their decades of filmmaking, animation studio Pixar has mastered the art of crafting funny yet emotional movies and it’s not unusual for their films to have grown-ups shedding a tear.
While Coco’s catchy songs, emotional moments and hidden life lessons are things it shares with Pixar’s previous films, its culturally conscious story marks new ground for the animation studio.
With the eagerly anticipated January 2018 release of the brand new adventure from Disney·Pixar, the Industry Trust are continuing their Moments Worth Paying For campaign to combat film piracy with an exclusive trailer for Coco. With behind the scenes footage of the Pixar Studios animators at work, the exclusive trailer focuses on the hilarious and deeply emotive scenes that make us laugh, cry or jump for joy - unforgettable movie moments that must be seen in the very best quality on the big screen. The Industry Trust’s consumer education campaign continues to deliver the core message – inspiring audiences to choose the big screen experience. Like the others in the Moments Worth Paying For series, the trailer directs audiences to the industry-funded film search engine, FindAnyFilm.com, which signposts legal content sources, so they can book, buy and watch at their convenience. Disney·Pixar’s Coco comes to UK cinemas on Friday 19 January 2018 with advanced previews 13 & 14 of January.
Disney has reportedly pulled the controversial Frozen short, Olaf's Frozen Adventure, from playing at the beginning of new Pixar movie Coco in the US.
Pixar's 'Coco' will take the animation studio into previously uncharted water: the world of the macabre.
The first trailer for the latest offering from Pixar has landed. ‘Coco’ is based around the Latin American celebration of the Day of the Dead, when the dead are celebrated. Helmed by Lee Unkrich, the Pixar don who brought ‘Toy Story 3’, ‘Monsters Inc’ and ‘Finding Nemo’ to the big screen, it finds young Miguel (newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreaming of becoming a musician despite music being banned in his family for a generation. He then finds himself in the land of the dead, and has to prove his talent and discover the secrets that lie in his family history. ...
Pixar has three major sequels on the horizon, but today the legendary studio dropped the first major details regarding its next original film.