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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.
honored to be a small part of another timeless addition to the Disney/ Pixar legacy. @natalialafourcade is a true gem and our director #Ayatanimura really brought the world of #Coco to life. Remember Me is out now and #coco comes out Thanksgiving. Believe me you'll fall in love with this story about family and legacy
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.
El día de hoy me tocó grabar el video de Recuérdame o Remember me de la película COCO. Aquí con @miguel un gran ser humano y artista. Es increíble cómo seguimos encontrándonos con nuevas aventuras que nos llenan de calor y buenos momentos el alma. Gracias a todo el equipo de trabajo en este video @pajayama Nuestra directora y por supuesto a Pixar y Disney por tan increible oportunidad.
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.