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Disney•Pixar’s Coco Exclusive Clip - Hidden Treasures

February 21, 2018

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In Disney•Pixar’s Coco, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz —despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Exclusive Clip - "Hidden Treasures"

The video shows a few Easter Eggs in the film narrated by Anthony Gonzalez.


Coco Fun Facts:

  • THEM BONES – Filmmakers included subtle nods to the skeleton residents in the Land of the Dead. For example, the cobblestone streets feature some bone-shaped paving stones.
  • RECYCLED – Miguel’s loyal canine companion Dante is a Xolo dog—short for Xoloitzcuintli—the national dog of Mexico whose origins are deeply rooted in Mesoamerican civilization. The Xolo was regarded as the representative on Earth of the Aztec god Xolotl, the god of fire and lightning. Nearly hairless, Xolo’s also often have missing teeth and for that reason their tongue naturally hangs out. Filmmakers wanted to include this into Dante’s design and have his tongue behave like a character itself. To achieve the look, they borrowed the rig used in Finding Dory for “septopus” Hank’s dynamic tentacles.
  • PULLING STRINGS – In Coco, Miguel recycles an old guitar, patching it up and painting it to mirror Ernesto de la Cruz’s signature guitar. But filmmakers knew that if they assigned an adult artist to do the design, it wouldn’t look right. Director Lee Unkrich called on his son to tackle the project and create the recycled guitar’s design.
  • CLOTHES MAKE THE CROWD – More than 500 pieces of clothing were made to dress the crowd characters—from the residents of Santa Cecilia to the skeleton-attendees of Ernesto de la Cruz’s party in the Land of the Dead. Pixar artists spent time drawing in life sessions with Mexican folkloric dancers. Artists shaded, shaped and combined the 500 individual pieces in a variety of ways to outfit thousands of crowd characters.

Miguel with dog DanteMiguel with dog DanteCourtesy of Disney•Pixar

Coco is now on Digital and available on Blu-ray February 27.

Coco Blu-rayCoco Blu-rayCourtesy of Disney•Pixar
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