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Coco movie cast share behind-the-scenes insights during global watchalong

Stars including Miguel actor Anthony Gonzalez joined the watch party on Twitter

Published: Friday, 15th May 2020 at 3:44 pm

From Doctor Who to Call the Midwife, screen fans around the world have joined together for watch parties of their favourite titles. And recently it was the turn of Coco, 2017’s critically Pixar feature-length animation.


The cast and crew of the hit film gave a running commentary of the movie, dropping behind-the-scenes nuggets. And most revolved around young star Anthony Gonzalez, who voiced adorable aspiring musician Miguel.

From his own account, Gonzalez not only revealed that he recorded his scenes out of order, but also how Pixar told him he got the part: a letter written in the same style as the movie’s artwork.

Gonzalez also said he still cries – three years on – while singing Remember Me.

Director Lee Unkrich also shared several shots of the cast – including Gonzalez and Héctor actor Gael García Bernal – in the recording studio.

Meanwhile, Unkrich also shared early ideas for the film and concept art.

Coco, the 19th Pixar movie, follows the story of a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who finds his way into the Land of the Dead by accident. It’s here he turns to his deceased great-great-grandfather (and legendary guitar player) to help him back home – and reverse his family’s ban on music.

The film currently sits on a commendable 97% score on review aggregation Rotten Tomatoes and raked in over $807 million pounds worldwide.


Coco is available to watch now on Disney Plus. To sign up to Disney Plus you can subscribe for £5.99 a month or £5.99 a year. If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV guide.


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