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Los Angeles Declared Today Coco Day And This Is How People Are Celebrating

“Coco” is officially out on Blu-Ray and DVD and fans are over the moon.

Whether you purchase it on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray or DVD, “Coco” will finally be yours to own. The added features make it so special.

According to The Geekiary, some bonus features include commentary with director Lee Unkrich, co-director Adrian Molina, and producer Darla K. Anderson who discuss a proof of concept which was produced to get the project approved; how to draw skeleton by Danny Arriaga, the character art director who teaches you how to draw a skeleton, Pixar-style; and, of course, deleted scenes!

To mark this beautiful occasion, Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo declared Feb. 27, as Coco Day in L.A.

Cedillo held a special ceremony in front of City Hall, in downtown Los Angeles, alongside Unkrich, Anderson, and actor Anthony Gonzalez, who is the voice of Miguel.

The dedication in L.A. was filled with fans, “Coco” creatives, musicians, and dancers.

The mariachi performed “Un Poco Loco” and “Remember Me.”

The cast of “Coco” was there to celebrate the big day. 

Guests included comedian Gabriel Iglesias (voice of the clerk), creative consult and illustrator Lalo Alcaraz, Renee Victor (voice of la abuelita), and more.

Gonzalez danced and sang for attendees. 

We had no idea he knew the zapateado.

The ceremony also included a Day of the Dead altar and Mexican bread.

They really decorated City Hall so beautifully.

People also celebrated at Disneyland California Adventure Park.

The theme park located adjacent to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, had the grounds decked out in Coco-themed decorations.

The Disney theme park also had folkorico dancers and a mariachi.

It truly feels like Cinco de Mayo and Day of the Dead all rolled into one.

If you can’t be in L.A. for Coco Day, there’s other ways to celebrate.

The L.A. Public Library released a list of children’s book that celebrate Day of the Dead and Mexican culture.

Who is going out to buy the movie today?

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The film is currently No. 2 on iTunes and it’s been less than 24 hours.

READ: ‘Coco’ Had An Alternate Opening That Explains Dia De Los Muertos And It Is Beautiful

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A New ‘Coco’ Short Film Called ‘A Day in the Life of the Dead’ Has Just Premiered on Disney+

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A New ‘Coco’ Short Film Called ‘A Day in the Life of the Dead’ Has Just Premiered on Disney+

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We have exciting news for die-hard fans of the beloved Pixar movie, “Coco”. Disney+ has just premiered an adorable short film that gives audiences a glimpse into the “average day in the afterlife” in the Land of the Dead.

The 2-minute film is called “A Day in the Life of the Dead” and features various calacas going about the daily lives.

The short film is part of a series called “Pixar Popcorn” that started streaming on Friday. The series will feature a variety of short films inspired by different Pixar movies, including “Toy Story”, “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles”, and of course (and most importantly)…”Coco”.

“A Day in the Life of the Dead” is as beautifully animated as the 2017 film is.

The 2-minute film is animated with the same lush, vibrant colors of the original film and rendered with Pixar’s signature creative vision of the Land of the Dead.

And to make things more exciting, the movie is littered with cameos from fan-favorite characters like Mamá Imelda, Héctor, and the jaw-dropping arrivals agent.

In fact, one of the funniest vignettes is when the arrivals agent repeatedly loses his jaw bone, including when he tries to take an (unsuccessful) bite of cortadillo.

In other parts of the short film, we watch calacas riding a tandem bike, exercising, playing with cute animals, and attempting to keep their heads on straight–literally.

But of course, most of the humor of the short film comes from the inherent comedy of skeletons try to accomplish daily tasks when their bodies keep falling apart.

But “A Day in the Life of the Dead” isn’t the only Pixar short film that’s part of the “Pixar Popcorn” series. There’s tons of cute shorts that will keep you or the little kid in your life entertained for a while.

The series also features the short films “Dancing With the Cars”, “Soul of the City”, “Chore Day: The Incredibles Way”, “Dory Finding”, and “To Fitness and Beyond”, and more. There are eleven short films all together–the perfect amount to binge in one sitting!

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New Netflix Docuseries Explores The Summer The Night Stalker Terrorized Los Angeles

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New Netflix Docuseries Explores The Summer The Night Stalker Terrorized Los Angeles

Richard Ramirez, a.k.a. The Night Stalker, spent the summer of 1985 terrorizing Los Angeles. Ramirez murdered 13 people during his reign of terror in Southern California. Netflix’s new docuseries is exploring the crime by interviewing law enforcement and family of the victims.

“Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial” killer is now streaming on Netflix.

“Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer” is the latest Netflix docuseries diving into the true crimes that have shaped American society. Richard Ramirez is one of the most prolific serial killers of all time and single-handedly terrorized Los Angeles during the summer of 1985.

Ramirez fundamentally changed Los Angeles and the people who live there. The serial killer was an opportunistic killer. He would break into homes using unlocked doors and opened windows. Once inside, he would rape, murder, rob, and assault the people inside the home.

The documentary series explores just how Ramirez was able to keep law enforcement at bay for so long. The killer did not have a standard modus operandi. His victims ran the gamut of gender, age, and race. There was no indicator as to who could be next. He also rarely used the same weapon when killing his victims. Some people were stabbed to death while others were strangled and others still were bludgeoned.

While not the first telling of Ramirez’s story, it is the most terrifying account to date.

“Victims ranged in age from 6 to 82,” director Tiller Russell told PEOPLE. “Men, women, and children. The murder weapons were wildly different. There were guns, knives, hammers, and tire irons. There was this sort of feeling that whoever you were, that anybody could be a victim and anybody could be next.”

Family members of the various victims speak in the documentary series about learning of the horror committed to them. People remember grandparents and neighbors killed by Ramirez. All the while, police followed every lead to make sure they left no stone unturned.

“Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer” is now streaming on Netflix.

READ: Here’s How An East LA Neighborhood Brought Down One Of America’s Most Notorious Serial Killers

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