I’m so excited to share with you that I have been invited by Disney on an all expense paid trip to San Francisco to be a part of the #PixarCocoEvent. On August 2nd I will be leaving NYC and heading to San Francisco to attend a very special Disney Pixar hosted event to learn more about Disney Pixar’s COCO.
We will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel. The view looks absolutely amazing!
When we arrive, we will be heading to Pixar Animation Studios to screen footage of Coco and meet Director Lee Unkrich, Writer and Co-Director Adrian Molina and Producer Darla K. Anderson.
What is Coco about?
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 in 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
On Thursday, THE MUSIC OF COCO demo with Michael Giacchino (Composer), Germaine Franco (Orchestrator), Camilo Lara (Consultant) & Adrian Molina(Writer and Co-Director)
Then we are going to be a part of COCO Filmmaker Presentations. Take a look at what we will be learning about the film and the story and culture behind it.
- 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)
On Friday we will be visiting The Walt Disney Family Museum.
While there, we are going to be a part of Go on a guided walk-through of the “Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja” exhibit and the
*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
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COCO opens in theatres everywhere on November 22nd!