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.
Pixar has three major sequels on the horizon, but today the legendary studio dropped the first major details regarding its next original film.