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‘Coco’ Took Home The Most Awards Out Of Everyone At This Year’s 45th Annual Annie Awards

Since 1972, animators, producers, writers and more have come together every year for the Annie Awards. The awards show celebrates the best work in animation across the U.S. This year, at the 45th annual Annie Awards, Pixar’s “Coco” earned 13 nominations and took home 11 wins.

Anthony Gonzalez, the voice actor for Miguel in “Coco”, was very excited to be at the Annie Awards.

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Gonzalez expressed his excitement in an Instagram post, saying, “So happy to be here at the Annie awards!”

“Coco” took home a total of 11 awards – only two short away from dominating all of their 13 nominations. The team who made “Coco” come to life was awarded Best Animated Feature, along with Outstanding Achievement for Animated Effects, Character Animation, Character Design, Directing, Music, Production Design, Storyboarding, Voice Acting, Writing and Editorial in an Animated Feature Production.

After the awards show, Gonzalez was beyond thrilled that his “Coco” team had swept up a total of 11 trophies. He expressed his love and appreciation for his team in a separate Instagram post, saying, “Congratulations to all the nominees and the Disney Pixar Coco team for receiving 11 Annie Awards last night!” Gonzalez shared this Instagram post with the hashtags #family, #team, #love, and #togetherwecan.

Congratulations to the Disney Pixar “Coco” team! ❤️

For the full show of the Annie Awards, check out the video below:


READ: Quiz: Which ‘Coco’ Character Are You?


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This Elementary School Held A Flash Mob Where Kids Dressed Up And Danced To Selena And Celia Cruz And I’m Crying At My Desk

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This Elementary School Held A Flash Mob Where Kids Dressed Up And Danced To Selena And Celia Cruz And I’m Crying At My Desk

The fear of losing our Latinidad as our kids learn to assimilate to American culture is very real. As new and older generations come and go, younger Latinos born in the U.S. are less likely to speak Spanish, and know how to cook certain recipes or the moves of certain dances. Fortunately, one elementary located in the city of Los Angeles, California is taking literal steps and classes to ensure la cultura never dies.

In a recent post to the elementary school’s Facebook page, little kids are seen putting on a performance of Selena’s “La Caracha.”

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In the video posted to Facebook, dozens of kindergarten students from Euclid Avenue Elementary are seen dancing along to “La Carcacha.” While the boys wear leather vests, the girls are suited up in outfits that channel Selena’s purple jumpsuit.

But the display of vida did NOT stop there.

The event soon turned into a display of Afro-Latina celebration when the school’s second graders turned up for Celia Cruz

Like just LOOK at all of those little Celia’s in training dancing to “La Vida Es Un Carnaval.”

And because the party could just not stop the school’s First Graders danced to “Un Poco Loco” from Coco.

Honestly, my heart is about to burst watching these little guys expertly dance to the “Coco” theme song. And not only are the kids wearing the sweetest traditional outfits the little boys are wearing fake guitars!!!!

Guys!! And The Third Graders Dance the Tarantela!

And there goes my heart. Bursting into a million little pieces and being simultaneously full again.

A Mexican Woman Has Been Tapped To Direct A Frida Kahlo Animated Film

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A Mexican Woman Has Been Tapped To Direct A Frida Kahlo Animated Film

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An animated movie is in development to tell the story of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. As an homage to the artist, the film is a female-led project with a recently announced Mexican director leading the charge. Here’s what we know so far.

U.K.-based production company, Lupus Films, is currently developing an animated film all about Frida Kahlo.

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According to Variety, Lupus Films has tapped award-winning animated director Paloma Baeza to direct the film. Baeza is known for her animated and stop-motion work with projects like “Poles Apart.”

“Frida Kahlo approached life with such vibrant energy, and was ahead of her time in many ways,” Baeza told Variety. “With my Mexican heritage, it is particularly meaningful to have this opportunity to explore her deep and complex personality, as well as her relationship with Mexico’s past and its future.”

Baeza won the BAFTA for best animated short for “Poles Apart” in 2018.

Baeza’s win at the 2018 BAFTAs is just more proof that Latinas are quickly becoming the driving force in every industry. Now, with the chance to tell Frida Kahlo’s story, Baeza is bringing the cultural and artistic nuances and representation further in the animated world.

While the animated movie doesn’t have a title, people are more excited after hearing that Baeza is leading the team.

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“As an all-female team of director and producers we are excited to be telling Frida’s story through animation, allowing us to capture the vivid palette of her work, her inspirations, and the colors and textures of Mexico,” Lupus Films managing director Camilla Deakin told Variety. “We are delighted that such a talented director as Paloma Baeza shares our passion for this project.”

People are very excited for this new Frida Kahlo project and we’re all waiting for more information.

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Good job, Lupus Films. Congratulations, Paloma Baeza! We are all excited to see this project developed into a full-length film.

READ: 21 Facts You Didn’t Know About Queer, Feminist Icon Frida Kahlo

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