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Lee Unkrich on Casting Kid Star Anthony Gonzalez for Disney Pixar’s ‘Coco

Released in Mexican theaters on October 27, two days before the Day of the Dead celebrations began, Coco quickly shot to the top of the Mexican box office.

This Coco VR experience is even coming to Rifts installed in select Disney stores and movie theaters ahead of the film's release on November 22, providing a new way for people to be introduced to both the film and VR headsets. And it's no surprise: Coco is the first Pixar film featuring a Mexican protagonist, set in Mexico, on the widely-celebrated Mexican holiday Dia De Los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead. It now holds the record for the highest-grossing opening weekend of any film in that country, beating the previous record set by The Avengers in 2012. That's an impressive feat, to say the least, but it no doubt has to do with the fact that Pixar's latest movie is deeply rooted in Mexican culture.

The movie does not open in the USA until November 22, but it should also perform well here, and in the rest of the world, based on the warm critical reception its received, so far. He joined us live in studio to discuss his work on the upcoming Pixar movie "Coco".

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Co-directed by Lee Unkrich, who directed Toy Story 3, and Adrian Molina, who came up with the story and scripted, Coco follows a young boy named Miguel, an aspiring musician who believes he's descended from the greatest singer-songwriter in the history of Mexico.

Coco, like most Pixar movies, has been praised by critics thus far, which is sure to help its take at the box office as it rolls out into other markets.

"The idea is to generate interest in the world and the film and see how inventive and magnificent that world is", said Marc Sondheimer, Academy Award winning producer at Pixar. That's even more good news for Disney. By the second weekend of November, it had sealed its place as the all-time victor at the Mexican box office.

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