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- Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal
- Lee Unkrich
- Current Status
- In Season
Remember Coco? Disney and Pixar’s November box-office surprise, both in the United States and Mexico (where it’s the biggest release in Mexican movie history), is headed for a musical reprise, now that it’s on the move from the multiplex to home release.
The Academy Award-nominated film stars Anthony Gonzalez as an aspiring guitarist named Miguel who, after an accidental but well-intentioned grave robbery, finds himself face to (used-to-have-a) face with long-dead ancestors who have settled into a nice afterlife as skeletons in the Land of the Dead; Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, and Renee Victor, among others, lend their voices to the well-designed deceased.
Though Pixar doesn’t consider the film a straightforward musical, audiences have certainly responded to the movie’s many musical moments, three of which utilize the same Oscar-nominated original tune, “Remember Me,” penned by Frozen duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
EW has an intriguing exclusive clip (with light spoilers) that shows just how different these three interpretations turned out. The trio of principal actors who sing the song in the film—Gonzalez, Bratt, and Garcia Bernal—each took a different approach to their arrangement (and general recording booth ambience), and while it’s always a sight to see how performers change up their game in the booth, it’s particularly interesting to watch how they all managed to leave a memorable mark on, well, “Remember Me.”
Coco will be available digitally on Feb. 13 and on Blu-ray on Feb. 27.