Not often do we encounter popular art that is as accurately tuned to a specific culture as acutely or detailed as with Pixar’s 19th feature film. Directed by Toy Story 3’s Lee Unkrich and Co-Directed by Adrian Molina, Coco vibrantly captures the story of a 13 year-old Mexican boy who longs to become a musician like his great grandfather. Coco boldly examines a culture generally unexplored in popular Hollywood fair, and does so with grace and care. Although not a perfect film, the craft of storytelling is truly put on display in Pixar’s Coco. From the vibrant music, to the detailed Land of the Dead, and history and heritage of Miguel’s hometown, Santa Cecilia, Coco takes audiences on an imaginative journey through the beauty of the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos. Read the rest of our review after the break!
Pixar and Disney Animation Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter is reportedly taking a 6-month leave of absence from Pixar amid harassment allegations made by studio insiders. Initially reported and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Lasseter wrote a staff memo apologizing for his actions and noting why he feels a leave of absence is the best course of action. Read the full staff memo after the break.
The Walt Disney Company's biannual exposition showcasing the latest and greatest from all branches of the Mouse House is just days away. The D23 Expo 2017, held this upcoming Friday, July 14th through Sunday, July 16th, is the biggest event of the year for Disney fans excited about the company's upcoming projects. For Pixar fans, D23 Expo 2017 will similarly showcase exciting new information about the studio's upcoming projects: Coco, Incredibles 2, and Toy Story 4. As we prepare for the animation presentation this Friday, what should we expect to hear? And, more importantly, what surprises may be in store?
The official trailer for Disney's Olaf's Frozen Adventure, a Holiday themed Frozen special, debuted this morning on Good Morning America. Along with the trailer debut, Disney announced that the special will premiere in theaters in front of Pixar's Coco on November 22nd, 2017. Watch the official trailer for Disney's Olaf's Frozen Adventure after the break!
One day after announcing an all-latino voice cast for the upcoming film, Disney and Pixar have debuted the first theatrical trailer for the Dia de los Muertos-themed musical adventure, Coco! Filled with vibrant colors, exciting new worlds, and an eclectic cast of living AND dead characters, check out the official theatrical trailer for Pixar's Coco after the break!
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