A fabulous new fiesta is coming to the streets of Los Angeles, as Councilmember Gil Cedillo of the First District will declare “Coco Day in L.A.” at City Hall on Tuesday, February 27, in honor of Disney-Pixar’s latest critically acclaimed animated feature. The celebration is set for the same day that Coco makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut. (Check out cool new clips below!)
Director Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), producer Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3) and Anthony Gonzalez (voice of Miguel) will be in attendance, and the proclamation ceremony will include a special performance of “Un Poco Loco” and “Remember Me” by Gonzalez with the Mariachi Divas. Other cast members confirmed to attend include Renee Victor (Abuelita), Alfonso Arau (Papa Julio), Natalia Cordova Buckley (Frida Kahlo), Selene Luna (Tia Rosita), Lombardo Boyar (Mariachi/Gustavo) and Blanca Araceli (Emcee).
Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Animated and nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Animated Feature Film, Best Original Song – “Remember Me”), Coco has been a major success. It is the all-time highest-grossing movie in Mexico set box office records in China, and has taken in $732 million worldwide sinces its Thanksgiving weekend release.
The “Coco Day” declaration will kick off with a press conference at 9 a.m., followed by a presentation in Council Chambers at 10.
Fans should also be sure to check out the new Coco As Told By Emoji video.