Remember Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade’s rendition of Coco‘s “Remember Me” at the Oscars a few years back that made us all ugly cry? Realizing the Pixar film is one hell of a musical in itself, Disney wasted no time in setting up a concert at L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl last November to celebrate the Día de Muertos. Hosted by Benjamin Bratt and Eva Longoria, A Celebration of the Music from Coco featured performances and appearances by Miguel, Carlos Rivera, Natalia Jiménez, Mariachi Divas, Luis Gerardo Méndez, and even the film’s director Lee Unkrich.
With its colorful backdrops, a 60-piece orchestra, dancing catrinas and even giant Dante-as-an-alebrije puppets adorning the stage — these are Disney World-level production values — the event proved yet again why the Day of the Dead animated film so resonated with Latino audiences all around. And now, for those of who missed out on that colorful night, Disney is bringing the concert in all its glory to its new streaming service, Disney+. It couldn’t come at a better time as we all grasp for any kind of heartwarming reminder to appreciate the family around us in these uncertain times.
If you’ve ever wanted to see a young boy dressed as Miguel sing “Un Poco Loco,” cry again to the film’s Oscar-winning tune, relive Ernesto de la Cruz’s greatest numbers or even hear takes on classics like “La Bikina” and “Bésame Mucho,” you won’t want to miss this exciting live-to-film concert experience.
Take a look at the teaser for A Celebration of the Music of Coco below.
A Celebration of the Music of Coco begins streaming on Disney+ on April 10, 2020.