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This Día De Los Muertos Themed Music Video For The ‘Coco’ Theme Song Features Natalia Lafourcade And Miguel

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The Disney Pixar film “Coco” pays homage to Dia De Los Muertos and the tradition of honoring those who have passed on. The film centers around a young boy named Miguel who dreams of becoming a musician. In the film, he encounters his musical idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, the most famous Mexican musician of all time.

With music playing a huge role in the movie, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and her husband Robert Lopez, wrote an epic theme song for “Coco” titled “Remember Me.” The pair also wrote “Let It Go,” the Academy Award-winning song from the movie “Frozen.” Although the main version of the song is sung by Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), there’s a version of the song featuring Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade.

The official music video was recently released and shows the two singers reminiscing about their deceased loved ones at their Dia De Los Muertos altars. They sing and dance with scenes from the movie intercut throughout the video. Miguel sings in English while Lafourcade sings in Spanish and it comes together beautifully.

Miguel shared a behind the scenes photo of the music video on Instagram.

Miguel expressed his gratitude at being included on the soundtrack calling the song “part of another timeless addition to the Disney/Pixar legacy.”

Lafourcade also posted to Instagram to thank those involved in the music video.

She called Miguel a great human being and artist. She also took a moment to reflect on how incredible it is to find new heartwarming adventures like this one.

Disney/ Pixar has also released a Spanish version of the song by Carlos Rivera.

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The music video has racked up over 5 million views so far. The Spanish-language version of the film was released throughout Mexico in October. The English version released November 22nd in the U.S.


READ: Pixar Has Finally Released A Full List Of Every Theater Showing ‘Coco’ Dubbed In Spanish


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A Gay Character Is The Lead Of Pixar’s Short ‘Out’ And It Will Hit You In The Feels

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A Gay Character Is The Lead Of Pixar’s Short ‘Out’ And It Will Hit You In The Feels

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“Out” is the latest Pixar short with a heartwarming story that will make you cry buckets.

The studio-first, stars a gay male character named Greg who is struggling to come out as gay to his parents. Just when his parents come to help Greg move, a “rainbow-riding purple sparkly” cat and a pink dog, swap the dog’s body with Greg’s.

Sounds pretty adorable.

Pixar’s latest short follows Greg while he struggles to come out to his parents.

The short, which is just under 10 minutes, debuted on Friday on the Disney+ streaming service and was written and directed by Steven Clay Hunter. The filmmaker has produced various Pixar films, including “Toy Story 4” and “Finding Dory,” and has been an active part of Pixar’s SparkShorts series. If you already didn’t know, the shorts series are meant to highlight and discover new storytellers and give them space and support to experiment with different approaches to animation.

Of course, users on Twitter were quick to make the hashtag #PixarOut go viral in no time.

Many expressed their gratefulness for having a project that promotes diversity and love, while others lamented not having had access to such a film sooner when they were growing up and coming out.

The new Pixar film opens a pretty big door for Disney and its audiences.

Last year, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)revealed a study that found only 18.4% of mainstream films released in 2018 had included LGBTQ characters. At the same time it highlighted that none of Disney’s releases at the time had an LGBTQ character.

“Out” is on Disney + for you to check out!

Miguel & Christina Aguilera Sang Coco’s ‘Remember Me’ For Disney’s Singalong Special

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Miguel & Christina Aguilera Sang Coco’s ‘Remember Me’ For Disney’s Singalong Special

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ABC went all out over the weekend with their second round of “The Disney Family Singalong” and man will it ease your worries.

If you didn’t already tune into the television special when it aired the first time around on April 16, the latest episode is definitely one to join in on. ABC started the new program in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic and is meant to rally families, friends, and celebrities together for a night of entertainment, laughs and songs. The new series has already featured some of Disney’s most beloved musical numbers from its classic films which are sung by the top musicians currently in the game.

Last month, in April, stars like Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Beyoncé, and others gathered around their cameras to sing to families across the country for “The Disney Family Singalong.” The event, which was hosted by Ryan Seacrest, saw performers in their home environments using minimal equipment and “a whole lot of harmony” to get fans watching to join in on the fun. To make things seamless, the lyrics which featured Disney’s most popular songs were displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Anyway, for Mother’s Day, ABC kicked off a second episode of the special and it was pretty dang magical.

For “The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II,” ABC really reached for the stars, wrangling in the likes of Katy Perry, Idina Menzel, and John Legend.

But the best part of the night came when Miguel and Christina Aguilera joined forces to sing a bilingual rendition of “Remember Me” from Coco.

During their portion of the singalong special, Miguel and Aguilera belted out the lyrics to the Disney-Pixar classic singing both in English and Spanish. Making the performance even more special, an all-female Mariachi band joined in to bring life to the song’s melody.