I'm headed back to San Francisco to visit Disney Pixar Studios and the Walt Disney Family Museum. Follow my adventures socially with #PixarCOCOEvent!

I Left My Heart In San Francisco – I’m Headed Back To Visit Disney Pixar Studios #PixarCOCOEvent

It’s been a while since I’ve been in San Francisco, three years to be exact. My first visit ever to San Fran was back in 2012, we spent about four days on the wharf. We visited all the fun places like Ghirardelli Square, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the boys rented a funky vehicle and drove down Lombard street and we ate dinner in Little Italy. When I was there in 2014 it was just Anabelle and I – we rented a car, drove to the bridge, drove down Lombard and then had a quick dinner in Little Italy at the same restaurant we had eaten at when Emily was her age – 9 months old. Lots of fun and fond memories of San Francisco – and even more are about to be made! This week I am flying out to San Fran once again, but this time by myself. Well not really by myself because I’ll be there with 25 other bloggers to visit Disney Pixar Studios and The Walt Disney Museum! So here’s a run down of what we’ll be doing while out in San Francisco while learning more about the upcoming movie from Disney Pixar – COCO!

I'm headed back to San Francisco to visit Disney Pixar Studios and the Walt Disney Family Museum. Follow my adventures socially with #PixarCOCOEvent!

All Things COCO! – #PixarCocoEvent

Watch a 35 minute sneak preview of COCO with an introduction by Director Lee Unkrich, Writer and Co-Director Adrian Molina and Producer Darla K. Anderson

Enjoy a musical demonstration of the music from COCO with Composer Michael Giacchino, Orchestrator Germaine Franco, Consultant Camilo Lara and Writer and Co-Director Adrian Molina

Attend a special COCO press conference with Director Lee Unkrich, Writer and Co-Director Adrian Molina and Producer Darla K. Anderson

Take part in an Alebrijes Workshop to learn about the folk art behind Alebrijes and see how the Alebrijes in COCO were brought to life!

I'm headed back to San Francisco to visit Disney Pixar Studios and the Walt Disney Family Museum. Follow my adventures socially with #PixarCOCOEvent!
FAMILY REUNION — In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) finds himself magically transported to the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead where he meets his late family members, who are determined to help him find his way home. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. ©2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Also attend several COCO Filmmaker Presentations which include:

A UNIVERSAL STORY OF FAMILY – Presented by Writer and Co-Director Adrian Molina and Story Artist Dean Kelly

Learn about how the COCO production team was inspired by research and specific cultural traditions, and how they infused them into their fantastical story set on Día de los Muertos.

THE LAND OF THE LIVING AND THE LAND OF THE DEAD – Presented by Production Designer Harley Jessup, DP-Lighting Danielle Feinberg, and Sets Supervisor Chris Bernardi

Get to see how the expansive worlds of both the living and the dead were created through both research and imagination.

BRINGING SKELETONS TO LIFE – Presented by Participants include Character Art Director Daniel Arriaga, Supervising Animator Gini Santos, Character Shading Lead Byron Bashforth, and Simulation Technical Director Emron Grover

Learn about how the skeletons in the Land of the Dead were imagined, designed, animated and clothed.

PEPITA AND DANTE: A CLOSER LOOK – Presented by Character/Rigging Artist Alonso Martinez, Directing Animator Nick Rosario, and Characters Supervisor Christian Hoffman

Get to know more about the characters of Pepita and Dante – how they were designed and brought to life. In the Land of the Dead, Miguel and his faithful companion Dante encounter not only his ancestors, but also their loyal guardian Pepita, a magical creature based on Mexican folk art.

Disney•Pixar’s COCO Movie Trailer

 

ABOUT Disney•Pixar’s COCO

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 magically transported to 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. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”).

Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” arrives in U.S. theaters on November 22nd! If you happen to be in Mexico, you’ll be able to catch it in October – just in time for Dia De Los Muertos!

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Walt Disney Family Museum – #Waltagram

I'm headed back to San Francisco to visit Disney Pixar Studios and the Walt Disney Family Museum. Follow my adventures socially with #PixarCOCOEvent!

Before finishing off our trip we will enjoy a guided tour of the Walt Disney Family Museum!!! Part of that tour will be a walk-through of the “Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle” exhibit. Earle is best known as the lead stylist for Walt Disney’s classic feature Sleeping Beauty (1959) and for concept art that shaped such enduring favorites as Lady and the Tramp (1955) and Peter Pan (1953).

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The Lion King – #Waltagram

I'm headed back to San Francisco to visit Disney Pixar Studios and the Walt Disney Family Museum. Follow my adventures socially with #PixarCOCOEvent!

To celebrate the release of The Lion King on Digital and Disney Movies Anywhere 8/15, as well as Blu-ray 8/29, we’ll be taking a guided walk-through of the “Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja” exhibit. Andreas Deja was the Supervising Animator for “Scar” in THE LION KING. Pre-order your copy today with my affiliate link on Amazon.

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Disney Pixar Studios – #PixarCocoEvent

I can’t wait to visit Disney Pixar Studios and take mini tour of the Pixar campus – stay tuned for AMAZING PHOTOS!!! The gift shop is a must visit while at Pixar and the Museum! Anytime I take a trip away from the girls I always bring them something back. It’s our thing and has become a tradition now. A special thank you to Disney for inviting me on this media trip and covering all expenses. Photo credits: Disney

Mama E

Multitasking mama to 3 living in Miami. Blogging about parenting, lifestyle, cooking and traveling. Covering everything from diapers to dorm rooms. Ask me anything, I’ve done it all.

Comments (9)

  • A Dia de los muertos movie? count me in.

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  • I am so excited for the Coco Film, I love those images.

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  • What a great experience. This movie sounds so good. I can’t wait to see this. I am so happy you shared this great experience with us. God Bless

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  • what a unique looking movie. i’m excited.

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  • This looks like its going to be such a fantastic movie, I am so looking forward to when I can watch this
    with the grandchildren.

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  • What was the funky vehicle you rented?

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  • Marking Coco & November 22nd on my calendar and on my Tickler. This looks like another Disney film winner and it comes out just in time for me to keep the grandkids busy during the Thanksgiving days off from school.? Thank you for sharing!

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  • this movie looks amazing! cant wait!

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  • I thought the movie was just released? I bet this would be exciting to see in person. It looks like a fantastic movie.

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