Disney Pixar’s Coco, the story of a young boy with dreams of following in the steps of an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, is now available Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™, Movies Anywhere and on 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray,™ DVD and On-Demand.. Now you can enjoy the magical journey to the land of his ancestors in this family fun tale filled with love and laughter in the comfort of home.
We loved the movie. Here are 9 fun facts about Coco you may not know!
- ALL ABOUT THEM BONES: The filmmakers included subtle hints and nods to the skeleton residents in the land of the dead. Keep your eye out for bone-shaped paving stones in the cobblestone streats.
- CHANGE OF PLANTS: In the land of the dead, you’ll notice that the only living plant was the vibrant marigolds. When filmmakers were on their researching trips to Mexico, they noticed the beautiful color and aroma of the marigold petals. Additionally, marigolds are believed to help guide the spirit of a family’s loved one home during Dia de Muertos
- 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.
- NATIONAL DOG OF MEXICO: Miguel’s dog, Dante is a Xolo dog – short for Xoloitzcuintli, which is the national dog of Mexico. 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.
- PULLING STRINGS: – In the movie, Miguel recycled an old guitar. To give the picture an authentic look, the son of Director Lee Unkrich, recreated the design. Additionally, filmmakers videotaped musicians playing each song, so animators had real footage to reference.
- HIT THE RIGHT NOTE: – Additional facial rigs were added to Ernesto de la Cruz that enhanced his Adams apple, throat and cheek vibrations when he sings.
- A LEG UP: – When Miguel and Héctor visit Chicharrón in hopes of borrowing his guitar, it is clear it’s not the first time Héctor has borrowed from his friend. Chicharrón sports a pipe where his femur once was—a bone forever loaned to Héctor.When Miguel and Héctor pay a visit to Chicharrón in hopes of borrowing his guitar, it becomes clear that it’s not the first time Héctor has borrowed from his friend. Chicharrón sports a pipe where his femur once was—a bone forever loaned to Héctor. • Chicharrón is the least remembered character in the Land of the Dead. Artists wanted to showcase the effects of being forgotten: his face has more chips and grooves, and his bones are much looser and more weathered than his counterparts.
- 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.
- CHIN UP: – Character artists spend months finding the right look for each character. And because Ernesto de la Cruz is a larger-than-life character known around the world, they wanted to give him identifiable attributes, including a cleft in his chin—visible in both the living and dead versions of the character. • Artists gave the character a distinctive curl of hair that falls across his forehead. • He sports a pencil-thin mustache, which was common in the era Ernesto was popular. • Ernesto wears all white in the Land of the Dead. With so many vibrant colors surrounding him, it helped ensure that Ernesto would be the center of attention— just the way he likes it. Even his bones are pristine because he’s so well remembered. • Animators gave Ernesto a bit of a swagger to showcase his celebrity status.
You can now get Disney Pixar’s Coco at any local Blu-Ray/DVD retailers with the below bonus features:
Blu-ray & Digital:
- Deleted Scenes with Introductions – Director Lee Unkrich and co-director Adrian Molina talk about the deleted scenes and the part they played in the development of “Coco.”
- Día de los Muertos – In this musical extravaganza, the colors and excitement of Día de los Muertos come to life as we meet superstar Ernesto de la Cruz.
- The Way of the Riveras – A musical number in which Abuelita and Miguel prepare their Día de los Muertos celebration while she teaches him Rivera family history and traditions.
- Celebrity Tour – Héctor, a Land of the Dead tour bus guide, agrees to help Miguel, revealed to be a living boy, on his quest to find de la Cruz.
- The Bus Escape – The Rivera family catches up to Miguel and Héctor and attempts to halt their mission to find de la Cruz.
- Alebrije Attack – Miguel and Héctor are interrupted on their journey to find de la Cruz by a fierce alebrije.
- The Family Fix – After de la Cruz reveals his true colors, the Rivera family puts their dismay aside and comes together to repair the smashed guitar needed to send Miguel home.
- To the Bridge – As the Land of the Dead counts down to the end of Día de los Muertos, Miguel and de la Cruz come head-to-head on the marigold bridge.
- Filmmaker Commentary – Presented by Lee Unkrich (director), Adrian Molina (co-director) and Darla K. Anderson (producer).
- The Music of “Coco” – Collaborating with musicians of Mexico and some unique instrumentation, this documentary explores the beautiful fusion of music essential to the story of “Coco.”
- Paths to Pixar: “Coco” – Explore how the film crew’s personal stories resonate with the themes of the movie itself.
- Welcome to the Fiesta – A musical exploration of the skeletons that make the Land of the Dead in “Coco” so wondrous and intriguing.
- How to Draw a Skeleton – Pixar artist Daniel Arriaga gives a lesson on the quick and easy way to draw skeletons using simple shapes.
- A Thousand Pictures a Day – Join the “Coco” crew on an immersive travelogue through Mexico, visiting families, artisans, cemeteries, and small villages during the Día de los Muertos holiday.
- Mi Familia – Developing the Riveras was a labor of love that took the cast and crew on a deep dive into the meaning of family.
- Land of Our Ancestors – Watch Pixar artists lovingly construct layer upon layer of architecture from many eras of Mexican history, bringing the Land of the Dead to life.
- Fashion Through the Ages – The cast of characters in “Coco” are from many different eras, making for some magnificent costuming opportunities.
- The Real Guitar – The majestic guitar that spurs Miguel on his journey through the Land of the Dead is a unique creation. Watch as it is initially designed by a Pixar artist and ultimately realized as a real instrument by a master luthier in this poetic ode to craftsmanship.
- Dante – How the crew fell in love with the uniquely Mexican breed of Xoloitzcuintli (or “Xolo”) dogs that inspired Dante.
- How to Make Papel Picado – Join Pixar artist Ana Ramírez González as we learn how papel picado is made traditionally, and then try your own approach to this beautiful art form.
- Un Poco “Coco” – A montage of original animated pieces used to promote “Coco.”
- “Coco Trailers” – Trailers include “Feeling,” “Dante’s Lunch,” “Destiny,” “Journey” and “Belong.”
- Filmmaker Commentary