News From D23 EXPO 2015: COCO Unveiled

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D23 EXPO 2015

D23 Expo opened yesterday with a waterfall of news and fun adventures to look forward to, both in the parks and at home! Our contributor, NDD Don H. is there sharing amazing photos! Be sure to follow us on Instagram for great photos (@disdrivenlife). We will have a recap of Don’s adventures when he returns. For now, we are sharing all the official press releases from yesterday’s events. Enjoy!


Coco "Pixar And Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films" Presentation At Disney's D23 EXPO 2015

Director Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”) and producer Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”) revealed the title of their upcoming film today at D23 Expo 2015. Disney·Pixar’s “Coco” is the celebration of a lifetime, where the discovery of a generations-old mystery leads to a most extraordinary and surprising family reunion.

“As artists and filmmakers, we couldn’t help but be drawn to the striking visuals of Dia de los Muertos,” said Unkrich and Anderson. “But it was the celebration’s core themes of family, remembrance and connection across generations that resonated within and truly inspired us. Dia de los Muertos is as singular as the Mexican culture, while at the same time completely universal in its message.

“In our story,” they continued, “the celebration of Dia de los Muertos serves as the perfect backdrop for our main character to ask where he comes from, what his place is within his family, and how families stay woven together across time through the simple act of remembrance.”