A preview of the #PixarCocoEvent
One of the many joys in my line of work is working with brands, companies, small businesses and causes that I love. You all know my love for Disney and Pixar runs deep. From family vacations to crafts to recipes to free printables to movies premiers, I do my best to cover it and share with with you. So when Disney/Pixar sent me an email asking them to work with them to help promote the soon to be released animated film, Coco I jumped at the chance! Well, I didn’t jump exactly because I was sitting in car pick up line when the email came in and THAT would be unsafe. But once I read the email, checked my calendar, checked the kids schedules, had my husband move a meeting and then, and only then, did I jump up and down.
Here is what I am able to share with you as I know it right now. The 3 day event will be action packed. Lots of interviews, activities and screenings. I would love for you to follow along November 7-9 while I am out in LA. We will be using hashtags on all social media channels to make it easier for you to see first hand what is happening.
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In theaters November 22 Coco looks to be a colorful story full of music, funny characters and leans on family and traditions. I will be sure to let you know once I see it! We will be interviewing some of the voice talent and some directors or producers…. all of that very top secret right now. BUT we will be walking the red carpet. That is right. RED CARPET. So I will be needing a dress! I have it all picked out but won’t reveal it until it shows up at my house! I will tell you it is from Rent The Runway. Here is a link for $30 off your first rent, if you so desire.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
This movie has already inspired posts here on Savoring the Good. Coco the movie needs Cocoa… the drink. And Cocoa the drink needs to be Mexican hot chocolate… because… Coco.
Don’t forget the free activity sheets and printables too!
I will also be attending a press day for the new Walt Disney Animation Studios featurette OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE (only in theatres for a limited time with COCO!!) where I will interview the filmmakers and attend a drawing demonstration with animators! Now this press event is for bloggers only but I WISH I could be taking my 10 year old daughter with me for this portion of the event. She wants to be an animator for Pixar one day and I know she would ROCK the drawing demonstration.
But There Is More!
And then Disney XD has invited us for a special sneak peek of the one-hour TV movie “Baymax Returns” (premiering November 2017) followed by a Q&A with Emmy Award-winners Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi, the team behind the global hit Disney Channel series “Kim Possible.” Based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film, “Big Hero 6 The Series” picks up immediately following the events of the feature film and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Along with their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred, they form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 and embark on high-tech adventures as they protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.
We love how Disney XD takes our most loved films and keeps them going with a series.
I remember learning about the ‘what if’ plan in my government class and thought it was something that was very well thought out. But probably would never have to be fully implemented…. until ABC took the idea and ran with it creating Designated Survivor. I was CAPTIVATED from the first episode. While on this press trip we will get to watch a special preview screening of the 11/15 episode of Designated Survivor, followed by a Q&A with new showrunner Keith Eisner. Be sure to follow #DeisngatedSurvior for all the details.
In Season Two of the hit ABC drama “Designated Survivor,” Kiefer Sutherland returns as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol during the State of the Union.
Now, one year later, President Kirkman finds his feet as commander in chief as he closes the ring on the terrorists who destroyed the Capitol and manages the daily flow of crises inside the West Wing. He’ll take on some of the world’s most urgent and controversial matters with the help of his aides, including three new series regulars: offbeat but brilliant political director Lyor Boone; the new resident legal eagle, White House Counsel Kendra Daynes; and M1-6 operative Damian Renneett who forms an unlikely alliance with FBI agent Hannah Wells and the White House.
We found out that we get to live tweet the East coast feed of Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (please Twitter don’t break for me this day!) with the show’s creators & Executive Producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters (“Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Resurrection”). And a Q&A with Tara & Michele to follow.
Kevin Finn (Jason Ritter) is not a good person. He’s not terrible, but he’s selfish, and clueless, and values material wealth and status over all else. And he’s beginning to realize that those things aren’t making him happy – in fact, he’s fairly miserable. Just when things seem to be at their worst, he finds himself tasked with an unbelievable mission… saving the world.
On a dangerous path of despair, Kevin returns to his childhood home in Texas to crash with his widowed twin sister, Amy (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), and teenaged niece, Reese (Chloe East). It is a strained homecoming – he and his family have grown apart over the years – and Kevin has no real hope that anything will get better. But a series of fantastic events, including a meteorite landing near the house, lead Kevin to meet an unlikely celestial guide, Yvette (Kimberly Hébert Gregory). Yvette delivers incredible news to Kevin: in every generation, there are 36 righteous souls on Earth whose mere existence protects the word. Kevin, she tells him, is the last of the 36 righteous. Humanity has been thrown into crisis. Without the 36, the world will begin to lose the one thing that allows us to persevere through the ups and downs of life: hope.
Now Kevin has a mission, whether he wants it or not: “power up” his soul through acts of kindness and selflessness, so that he can eventually find and anoint a new generation of righteous. Yvette will serve as his protector and teacher, a drill sergeant with divine authority, even if she’s the least angel-like person he’s ever met.