L.A. City Councilmember Declares Feb. 27 as 'Coco' Day

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"We had to figure out how to give them personality without skin, muscles, noses or even lips," says character art director Daniel Arriaga of the skeleton crew. "We played with shapes and did a lot of paintings. We sculpted and studied skulls from every angle to figure out where we could add appeal and charm."

Los Angeles will honor the animated feature film by celebrating "Coco Day" at City Hall.

Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo has declared Tuesday, Feb. 27, as "Coco Day in L.A.," celebrating the animated film at City Hall on the same day as the film is released on Blu-ray/DVD. 

The film’s producer Darla K. Anderson, director Lee Unkrich and actor Anthony Gonzalez (who voices Miguel) will be in attendance at the ceremony, along with other castmembers. A band will perform two of the songs from the film, “Un Poco Loco” and “Remember Me." 

Coco tells the story of Miguel, a 12-year-old aspiring musician, who finds himself in the Land of the Dead. On Sunday, the film will be competing for best original song and animated feature film at the Oscars.

The Hollywood Reporter's Michael Rechtshaffen called the pic one of Disney-Pixar's "most engaging efforts."

Coco has already won a Golden Globe for best motion picture and is the highest-grossing film of all time in Mexico, having collected 827 million pesos ($43 million).