Pixar Director Lee Unkrich to Host “Coco” Watch Party Tonight!

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Watch Disney-Pixar’s musical masterpiece, Coco, like never before! Lee Unkrich, the film’s director, is hosting a watch party over Twitter tonight at 4 p.m. PT (7 p.m. ET) with the cast and crew and wants you to join him!

He shared the news on Twitter saying:

Attention @PixarCoco fans! I will be hosting a watch party tomorrow, Thursday May 14, starting at 4pm PT! Join me and many members of the cast and crew as we watch Coco together! I’ll be sharing many new behind-the-scenes images! #CocoWatchParty

Disney Watch Parties

shopDisney "The Little Mermaid" watch party
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The Coco watch party is not the first time Disney has organized a watch party. shopDisney recently hosted watch parties for Disney’s Moana and Disney’s The Little Mermaid. This watch party will also not be the first to feature the director as James Gunn joined a watch party for his film Guardians of the Galaxy. 

Disney has also been sharing its movies with its fans beyond Disney+ and social media. Inside the Magic previously reported that ESPN has started showing Disney-made sports films on Friday nights and Disney-owned ABC will bring back The Wonderful World of Disney to show a Disney film at primetime on Wednesday nights.

Related: The Disney Family Singalong Is Now Available on Disney+

Disney-Pixar’s Coco

Coco Miguel
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Pixar’s first musical tells a very special movie about family. Set in Mexico during Dia de Los Muertos (the day of the dead) celebrations, a young aspiring musician, Miguel gets magically transported to the land of the dead. Believing himself to be the descendant of famous musician Ernesto de la Cruz, Miguel goes on a mission to find him in order to get his blessing and get back to the land of the living. During that time he meets his Mama Imelda and other members of his family whom he only knows from the pictures put up on his family’s offrenda.

Coco is a visually spectacular animated film that explores Mexican culture and the importance of family and won the Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Song. It was directed by Lee Unkrich who was also the director for Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3Coco is available for streaming right now on Disney+.

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