Anthony Gonzalez is the voice of Miguel and Alanna Ubach gives the voice to Mama Imelda in COCO, check out everything they told us about their participation in the film!
Disney invited us to LA with all the expenses paid.
We saw them in the coco premiere the night before the press conference with them, Anthony Gonzalez and Alanna Ubach told us about their characters Miguel and Mama Imelda in COCO.
Attending the film’s premiere with his family was something spectacular for Anthony Gonzalez, a 13-year-old boy with an impressive charisma and voice, told us that apart from doing Miguel’s voice, it would be fun to do Dante’s voice, because he is a very funny dog with his lengu to from the outside. Do you know why he has his tongue like that? Check out everything about Dante here.
For Alanna Ubach, voice of Mama Imelda, it was surreal to see COCO accompanied by her seventy-eight-year-old mother, on the one hand and her husband and baby on the other. Alanna Ubach sings “La LLorona” in the original COCO version. “My husband didn’t really know I could sing that way,” he told us.
When he first saw Miguel drawn, he was very surprised, he told us that being part of a Disney Pixar movie is one of his dreams since he was very young.
About COCO’s famous phrase “Seize your moment” told us that her best moment has been singing for commercials, movies and press. And now he sings like Miguel in COCO and does it very well, he sang us a little bit of “Remember me” and even threw a very good mariachi cry!
Anthony Gonzales told us that he had a lot of fun with mariachi Screams at COCO, especially when Hector is teaching him to give good screams.
He also told us that it was easy for him to do what he loves, thanks to the support of his parents and siblings. Recommend that if you have a hobby or really want to do something, don’t give up and do your best.
Anthony was discovered on a television show where he read books in Spanish with his brothers and other children, one day, there was a Director present and he thought that Miguel and his brothers, would be good actors, so he gave them an agent and has been with him since he was four.
To balance his work and school, he is homeschooled so he has time to act, sing and pursue his dreams.
About his character in COCO, he said that the like of Miguel, wants to pursue his dreams, the two love music and his family and know the importance of the Day of the Dead celebration.
Alanna Ubach, voice of Mama Imelda also has a spectacular voice, I heard her speak and her character came to mind. She sang to us “Arre Que getting to the little walk,” she says she sings it to her baby before she goes to sleep. “My mom used to sing me this song, she’s from Sinaloa, Mexico and my dad’s from Puerto Rico.
Personally I remembered my grandmother, that with this COCO I have kept her very aware. She taught me the song Alanna Ubach sang to us.
Alanna Ubach, told us that as a mom, she thinks coco is an exquisite portrait of life after death and that when her baby is of age to see the film she will be able to say “Mom, if that’s life after death , I’m not afraid to die.” Arianna expects her son to remember her knowing that he was her life.
Alanna told us that Mama Imelda is inspired by her Aunt Flora, she told us that she remembers what her aunt was like when she was little. “She was great, an extravagant personality and was a very important figure to me because, I remember it was eight in the morning and she was already fully makeup and always wore heels. She was very passionate and spoke English in the same way she spoke Spanish.”
The voice of Mama Imelda, Miguel’s beloved great-great-grandmother, told us that it helped him a lot to know first the sculptures of the characters of Hector and Ernesto de la Cruz and even later Gael and Benjamin, because that way, he saw these figures instead of the stars you admire. “It’s very exciting (working with Gael), I’ll be the most envied girl in America and Latin America!
On the day of the dead, she told us that she began celebrating when her grandpa died, when she was six. “I loved celebrating day of the dead because it was a day I could be with him and connect with him again.”
If you still don’t see COCO I invite you to watch it, it’s the movie of the season, here you can see everything about COCO, articles with interviews, trailers, printables, behind-the-scenes and many curious facts about the film.
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