Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo, First District, will declare “‘Coco’ Day in L.A.” at the historic Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday, February 27 to honor Disney-Pixar’s critically-acclaimed animated feature film “Coco.”
The celebration falls on the very same day the film is released on Digital and Blu-ray, with Director Lee Unkrich, Producer Darla K. Anderson, Anthony Gonzalez (the voice of Miguel) and additional cast members from the film in attendance.
The proclamation ceremony will begin at 9 AM and will include a special performance of “Un Poco Loco” and “Remember Me” by Anthony Gonzalez with the Mariachi Divas.
“Coco” tells the story of Miguel, a 12-year-old aspiring musician, who finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead after a mysterious chain of events. This is the first-ever animated feature to include an almost entirely Latino voice cast, including many who reside and grew up in the City of Los Angeles.
“Coco” is nominated for two Academy Awards – Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song “Remember Me,” – and also won the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Motion Picture.
The film topped the domestic Thanksgiving holiday weekend box office, became the highest grossing film of all time in Mexico, broke records in China and has earned widespread praise receiving 97 percent from critics and 95 percent from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes.