In August, I was invited by Disney on an all expense paid trip to San Francisco to be a part of the #PixarCocoEvent.
As we get closer to the premiere of Coco, I wanted to share fun facts I learned about Pepita and Dante. I know you will enjoy learning about them too!
Dante was Miguel’s trusted partner on his journey. Dante is a Xoloitzcuinte dog or Xolo for short. They are ancient dogs named after Aztec dogs. Xolo dogs helped to safeguard the home from evil spirits and served as guides for the dead. They were also said to have healing powers. Another fact learned about Xolo dogs is that they have dental issues and missing teeth which is common in this breed.
To help us understand the design of Pepita, all press in attendance were part of a Alebrijes Workshop where Alonso Martinez showed us some techniques for designing our own Pepita. These 3D images weres especially created for us so we took to the challenge of decorating them.
As you know, arts and crafts are not my fortay. Nonetheless, I was pretty impressed with my final design. I tried my best to incorporate the shading and bright colors that Pepita has in the movie. What do you think?
Now that you have learned all about the skeletons, take a look at the trailer to see how the skeletons will look in the upcoming movie!