The Industry Trust’s latest Moments Worth Paying For campaign gives us a behind the scenes look at Disney Pixar’s Coco:
Now for some words from the people that helped to bring Coco to life…
Director Lee Unkrich: “Every bit of music that’s performed on screen is authentic. We videotaped musicians playing each song or melody and strapped GoPros on their guitars so we could give the animators tons of reference footage for how their fingers move and play.”
Production designer Harley Jessup: “The vertical layout, nighttime setting and water base proved a brilliant canvas for the palette. “When Miguel arrives in this fantastical new world, we wanted it to be a vibrant explosion of colour. For the Land of the Dead, Lee [Unkrich] described a vertical world of towers, contrasting with the flatness of Santa Cecilia. The lights and reflections are dazzling and there’s a crazy transportation system that connects it all.”
You can read the synopsis for Coco here:
The movie, which has already touched the hearts of millions of families to become the biggest film of all time in Mexico as well as winning over critics worldwide, follows the story of Miguel, a young boy who, despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel and his faithful sidekick Dante find themselves in the stunning and colourful 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. The film features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt and Gael Garcia Bernal.
Coco is in UK cinemas from 19 January 2018. Get all the latest fantasy news with every issue of SciFiNow.