With Disney and Pixar’s latest hit, the internationally beloved Coco, ready to hit DVD and Blu-ray in a week, the city of Los Angeles and City Council Member Gil Cedillo are showing their appreciation by declaring February 27 Coco Day.
Co-director Lee Unkrich and the voice of Miguel himself, Anthony Gonzalez will be on-hand at the ceremony set to take place at 9:00 a.m. in the Forecourt of Los Angeles’ City Hall. Several other prominent members of the voice cast will also be present, including Renee Victor, Alfonso Arau, Natalia Cordova Buckley, and Selene Luna. The proclamation ceremony will include a special performance of Coco’s two hit songs, “Un Poco Loco” and the Oscar-nominated “Remember Me” sung by Gonzalez alongside the acclaimed mariachi band, Mariachi Divas.
This just further shows the ubiquity of the Mexican-based animated feature, which is the current frontrunner to win Best Animated Feature at next Sunday’s Academy Awards – this in spite of its Mexican-American co-director, Adrian Molina, failing to secure a nomination based on a technicality. The Oscar ceremony will also see the a performance of “Remember Me” as part of its Best Original Song lineup, with cast member Gael Garcia Bernal, as well as singers Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade taking part. Coco is a truly special and unique film, so having a day to remember that – maybe by watching the movie, perhaps? – is fantastic!
Coco is available digitally to buy or rent now. You can purchase the physical DVD or Blu on February 27.