I’m beyond thrilled to be heading out once again for a fantastic Disney Movie press event. This time I’m exploring the Walt Disney Family Museum, COCO, and Pixar Oh My! | Follow My Adventures To San Francisco #PixarCOCOEvent.
I’m heading to San Francisco, to explore Walt Disney Family Museum, COCO, and Pixar Oh My! Follow My Adventures For #PixarCOCOEvent. This post is sponsored by Disney. All magical opinions are my own.
Walt Disney Family Museum, COCO, and Pixar Oh My! | Follow My Adventures To San Francisco #PixarCocoEvent
It’s been a rough year for me, and trips like this do bring me back to “life.” Sounds like an exaggeration? Ask my hubby; he knows it all too well! This trip will not only take me to a city I’ve never visited, but I will be experiencing two things that I’ve had on my bucket list for ever, and it might also be my last trip of the year before my reconstruction surgery in October. Who knows? I was up and flying out to L.A. for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Event exactly six weeks after my previous surgery, but only time and fate will tell. One thing I do know, I will be cherishing every moment of this unbelievable trip and!
Follow my adventures to San Francisco next week 8/2-8/4 for the #PixarCOCOEvent! Check out our entire itinerary lineup and the list of interviewees. Plus, Pixar! Did I mention that already?
On our first day of our two-day trip to San Francisco, we will be screening a footage of COCO at the Pixar Animation Studio. Introduced by Director Lee Unkrich, Writer and Co-Director Adrian Molina and Producer Darla K. Anderson.
Pixar Animation Studios and Disney*Pixar COCO
Our second day will be pretty surreal because I will be checking off something on my bucket list that I never thought I would get the opportunity to do. I will be visiting the Pixar Animation Studios for our COCO experience and interviews. I’m taking a million photos to share with all of you and to make sure that I remember this trip for ever! Oh, and did I mention shopping at the Pixar store?
Here’s how our day looks like:
THE MUSIC OF COCO
We will be presented a demo with Michael Giacchino (Composer), Germaine Franco (Orchestrator), Camilo Lara (Consultant) & Adrian Molina (Writer and Co-Director).
COCO Filmmaker Presentations
A UNIVERSAL STORY OF FAMILY
Hear how the COCO production team was inspired by research and specific cultural traditions, and how they infused them into their fantastical story set on Día de los Muertos. Participants include Adrian Molina (Writer and Co-Director), Dean Kelly (Story Artist).
THE LAND OF THE LIVING AND THE LAND OF THE DEAD
See how the expansive worlds of both the living and the dead were created through both research and imagination. Participants include Harley Jessup (Production Designer), Danielle Feinberg (DP-Lighting), Chris Bernardi (Sets Supervisor).
BRINGING SKELETONS TO LIFE
Learn how the skeletons in the Land of the Dead were imagined, designed, animated and clothed. Participants include Daniel Arriaga (Character Art Director), Gini Santos (Supervising Animator), Byron Bashforth (Character Shading Lead), Emron Grover (Simulation Technical Director).
PEPITA AND DANTE: A CLOSER LOOK
In the Land of the Dead, Miguel and his faithful companion Dante encounter not only his ancestors but also their loyal guardian Pepita, a magical creature based on Mexican folk art. Hear about how they were designed and brought to life. Participants include Alonso Martinez (Character/Rigging Artist), Nick Rosario (Directing Animator), Christian Hoffman (Characters Supervisor).
COCO Press Conference
- Director Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”)
- Writer and Co-Director Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”)
- Producer Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”)
Learn about the folk art behind Alebrijes and see how the Alebrijes in COCO were brought to life
Pixar Campus Tour
We will then have the honor to get a mini tour of the Pixar Campus! So, make sure you are following me on Instagram because I will be sharing live videos and on Twitter for up to the moment photos!
Walt Disney Family Museum
Bucket list item number 2, CHECK! As a Disney fanatic, nerd, enthusiast, and anything else you would like to add to that, the Walt Disney Family Museum has been on my bucket list for some time now. Living in Florida gives me the best of all the Disney parks, but there a few things missing here that fulfills all of my Disney Nerdist! Here are some of the unique things we will be experiencing on the Walt Disney Family Museum.
- A guided walk-through of the “Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja” exhibit.
*Andreas Deja was the Supervising Animator for “Scar” in THE LION KING and touring the exhibit in honor of the film being released on Digital and Disney Movies Anywhere, 8/15 & Blu-ray, 8/29
- A guided walk-through of the “Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle” exhibit.
- A guided tour to of the entire Walt Disney Family Museum.
Well, there you have it! Two days filled with checking off bucket list items and learning all about Disney*Pixar newest animation film COCO!
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About Disney*Pixar COCO:
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself magically transported to the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”).
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Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on November 22nd!
If you have any questions for any of the interviews above, please leave your questions below in the comments, tweet me, or leave a comment on my Facebook page!
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