I’m pretty sure you’ve heard I’m heading to the Pixar Coco Event in L.A. November 7-9! I tell everyone I see, even strangers at the grocery store. I’m just so darn excited! And my mom has told all her friends, so…let me fill you on the details. Not only are we going to get to see COCO, but we get to interview the talent, including Benjamin Bratt! We’ll also be walking the red carpet, screening television shows and talking to show runners, watching Big Hero 6 The Series and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. There is a ton packed into 3 days. Thank you, Disney, for inviting me to the Pixar Coco Event and providing airfare and accommodations.
Pixar Coco Event
First, let’s start with COCO! I have been waiting for this movie ever since I first heard about it. When I spoke to John Musker about the Moana DVD and asked about more Latino movies, he told me to be patient, they were coming. I don’t know if he was referring to COCO, but regardless I am here for it!
We will walk the red carpet of COCO, attend the Coco premiere party, then attend the premiere screening and get to see Olaf’s Frozen Adventure which you can see before Coco, too! I’m still trying to decide what to wear, but hopefully it’ll get sorted before I leave.
Here’s our tentative interview list, check it out!
Gael Garcia Bernal (voice of “Hector”)
Benjamin Bratt (voice of “Ernesto de la Cruz”)
Director Lee Unkrich
Writer & Co-Director Adrian Molina
Producer Darla K. Anderson
Anthony Gonzalez (voice of “Miguel”)
Alanna Ubach (“Mama Imelda”)
Yup, I’m still hyperventilating inside. One of the best things about doing interviews is getting to the root of the story. I can’t wait to hear why and how Coco came about. If you have any questions you want me to ask any of the talent, please let me know! I’ve been able to ask reader questions before.
Also, don’t forget to print off these free Pixar Coco Coloring and Activity Sheets for your littles!
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
Oh this joyful snowman is back, and I couldn’t be happier about it. Not only do we get a sneak peek at this featurette, but we’ll have a Q&A with Directors Stevie Wermers-Skelton & Kevin Deters and Producer Roy Conli. We’ll also get an Olaf drawing demo and some sleigh photos. Have you ever done the animation classes at Walt Disney World or Disneyland? They’re super fun, and I’m imagining it to be something like that. Or else Olaf could come to life off of paper. You never know with Disney.
Big Hero 6 The Series
Have you heard Baymax and all his pals are coming to Disney XD with Big Hero 6 The Series? I know, I can’t wait either. During the Pixar Coco Event, we’ll start by watching Big Hero 6: Baymax Returns. Then we’ll have a Q&A with Executive Producers Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley & Nick Filippi. Okay, settle it. Who’s cooler, Honey Lemon or GoGo?
We’ll get a special preview screening of the November 15th episode of Designated Survivor followed by a Q&A with Showrunner Keith Eisner. I know. You’re checking to see if we’re interviewing Kiefer Sutherland. Not this time, but we do get to interview the guy that bosses him around. Just as cool. Send me your questions!
Kevin (Probably) Saves The World
I have been laughing out loud lately at ABC’s Kevin (Probably) Saves the World. And Jason Ritter is adorable. Also as part of the Pixar Coco Event, we’ll be live tweeting the 10 pm ET episode. So jump on the ‘ol Twitter, and tweet with us! Afterwards we’ll have a Q&A with the show’s Creators and Executive Producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters.
Whew!! That’s it in a nutshell.
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Coco is in theaters on Thanksgiving, so bring your family for an unforgettable experience in the Land of the Dead!