With more than 25 different characters in the film, Pixar assembled a stellar voice cast that includes Edward James Olmos, Benjamin Brett, Luis Valdez, Jaime Camil, comics Cheech Marin and Gabriel Iglesias, and five-time Latin Grammy winner Marco Antonio Solís.
22, a day before the Thanksgiving holiday, opening day and date with some other territories while others follow suit. 27 at some 795 theaters in Mexico, roughly 2,000 screens. “Coco” opens Oct. In the U.S., it debuts Nov.
28. As part of an extensive marketing campaign that includes outdoor ads, local artist-inspired murals and bespoke social content, a “Coco” – themed float will grace the Dia de Muertos Parade in Mexico City on Oct.
“Coco’s” original soundtrack includes Carlos Rivera performing “Remember Me” and will also include additional ‘inspired by’ tracks by local artists Karol Sevilla, Jorge Blanco, Bronco and La Santa Cecilia.
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“ ‘Coco’ has all the important elements to succeed in Mexico: it’s a family film in a country that favors such films and has a large youth population,” said Luis Vargas, ComScore executive director, Latin America. Animation is big business in Mexico, after all, where the genre’s box office earnings sometimes still top those of Brazil, now a larger territory because of the devaluation of the peso. Mexico is a Top 10 animation market for Disney with its most recent animated features scoring in the low-mid $20 million range in the country.
Top Latin American Animation Markets, July 1 to Sept 30, 2017
“It’s quite unusual but the movie is so much a love letter to the country of Mexico,” said Dave Hollis, president, theatrical distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s a celebration of the family, of Mexico’s culture, of its music,” he said, adding: “It just felt like the right thing to do.”
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“Coco” revolves around a young boy who defies his family’s shoemaking tradition and ban on music to pursue his dream to become a musician. He finds himself in the Land of the Dead following a baffling chain of events where he teams up with a slick charmer called Hector, voiced by Gael Garcia Bernal in both the English and Spanish versions of the film.
as part of Disney’s bid to time its world premieres with holidays and in terms of relevance, Hollis pointed out. Another Disney label, Marvel, opens all its titles overseas before the U.S.
20, it rolls out across Mexico to coincide with the country’s Day of the Dead festivities, roughly a month before it bows in the U.S., quite an unprecedented move. A week after “Coco,” Disney/Pixar’s Day of the Dead-themed toon, marks its world premiere at the Morelia Int’l Film Festival on Oct.