“Coco”, from Disney and Pixar, arrives at the Hollywood Bowl for the first time in live concert with special guests such as Benjamin Bratt, Eva Longoria, Carlos Rivera, Miguel, Jaime Camil and others
To celebrate the Day of the Dead, the beloved Oscar-winning Disney and Pixar film is reimagined in the legendary Hollywood Bowl.
The amazing “Live-to-Film” concert experience features a live orchestra and a digital projection on the historic stage.
Coco, from Disney and Pixar, will come to life on stage for the first time this November at the Hollywood Bowl only for a weekend: Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9. The spectacular Los Angeles event will feature a stellar lineup of special guests that will include Benjamin Bratt, Eva Longoria, Carlos Rivera, Miguel, Alanna Ubach, Alex Gonzalez, Jaime Camil, Lele Pons, Rudy Mancuso and Natalia Jimenez, which will be presented during the whole evening while the beloved movie is shown on the Hollywood Bowl movie screen accompanied by a full live orchestra. The Mariachi Divas will also entertain the public throughout the night with traditional Mariachi music.
Sarah Hicks will lead the orchestra in the interpretation of the original score of the composer Michael Giacchino, winner of the Oscar®, and there will be special guests who will interpret the songs of the film, including “Remember Me”, winner of the Academy Award® for Best Original Song, as well as “Un Poco Loco”, “The World is my Family” and many more.
Coco Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl will transform the legendary site in the Land of the Dead, with special activities prior to the show. The use of Day of the Dead costumes is encouraged.
Mousetrappe, the award-winning immersive media design and design agency, re-creates cutting-edge digital projection images on the stage of the iconic Hollywood Bowl. Earlier this year, Mousetrappe created images for Disney’s Little Mermaid Live in Concert also at the Hollywood Bowl.
“I am very excited to join this incredible group of exceptional talents in the city from which I come to give life to this film and this special message,” says Miguel. “The idea of celebrating our ancestors is very important to me, especially after the death of my grandparents.”
“It is a great honor to be part of this monumental celebration at the Hollywood Bowl,” says Alanna Ubach. “I love that my beautiful family and my friends see it.”
“My Latin roots are my pride and celebrating it by adding my voice to Coco’s music in the Hollywood Bowl is an honor,” says Natalia Jimenez.
“Coco is my heart, it means everything to me. My ancestors, my family, music, love, culture, traditions, dreams and passion. Coco is everything that inspires, connects and makes the world a better place It’s a unique movie, “adds Alex Gonzalez. “The Hollywood Bowl is a very special place to celebrate and share our love and appreciation for music and Coco. Being part of this beautiful presentation at the Hollywood Bowl is an immense honor and privilege. I am very excited. I can’t wait! “.
Felipe Fernandez del Paso will be the director of Coco Live in Concert. Fernandez del Paso has directed theater and cinema, and is also a production designer, set designer and writer. He had an Oscar® nomination for Best Production Design for “Frida”, the 2003 film.
Amy Tinkham is the creative advisor of Coco Live in Concert. Recently she was the creative director of the Las Vegas residence of “Deuces are Wild” at Aerosmith and the residence of Caesars Palace by James Taylor. He also directs Dancing with the Stars and America’s Got Talent Live tours. He is currently working with Franco Dragone on a new show in China.
The production of the concert is from Disney Concerts and Live Nation / Andrew Hewitt & Bill Silva Presents, a team that has already performed at several highly acclaimed live film events at the Hollywood Bowl, including Beauty and the Beast in Concert, by Disney, starring Zooey Deschanel and Kelsey Grammer, as well as The Little Mermaid, also from Disney, starring Lea Michele and Harvey Fierstein.
Coco, from Disney and Pixar, has original music from Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino, “Remember Me” from Oscar® winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco and co-director and screenwriter Adrian Molina The film won the Academy Awards® for Best Animated Film and Best Original Song.
Despite the frustrating ban on music in his family, which has been going on for generations, Miguel (in the voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming a successful musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (in the voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel arrives at the dazzling and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets the charming charlatan Héctor (in the voice of Gael García Bernal) and, together, they begin an extraordinary journey to discover the true history of Miguel’s family. Coco, from Disney and Pixar, was directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (Monsters University storyboard artist) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3).
About Disney Concerts
Disney Concerts is the production division of concerts and licenses of Disney Music Group, the musical area of The Walt Disney Company. Disney Concerts produces concerts and tours, and grants Disney music and visual content licenses to symphony orchestras and presenters around the world.
Disney Concerts concert packages include a variety of formats, such as “live cinema” concerts and thematic concerts of instrumental and vocal compilation, and range from only instrumental symphonic presentations to multimedia productions with vocalists and live choirs.
Current titles include the Star Wars Film Concert Series (episodes IV-VII), Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Fantasia, Pixar In Concert, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice In Wonderland, Frozen, Ratatouille, the series The Pirates of the Caribbean (episodes I-IV) and Silly Symphonies, which last year collectively accounted for more than 575 performances in many of the world’s leading concert venues, including the Lincoln Center, the Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House, the Tokyo Forum and the Hollywood Bowl.
Numerous new concert packages and tour productions from the Disney studio portfolio are currently under development, including the animation, live-action studios of Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company, and is made up of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.