Disney invited me to coco’s red carpet and premiere in Los Angeles, with all expenses paid, my opinion is personal.
Coco’s cempazuchitl carpet in Los Angeles
A spectacular Mexican party, check out the details and celebrities we could see!
When I was invited to the COCO red carpet (or orange in this case) in Hollywood, LA; I didn’t imagine what I was about to live, not just by attending such an event, but because I was COCO, a film inspired by my cute and beloved Mexico. I have a lot to tell, but in this post, I’ll just tell you about the orange carpet party, the premiere and a little review of the movie at the end.
The first thing I thought when I was invited, was that I was going to put myself, if you follow me in my networks you must know that I love everything that has to do with Mexico, its crafts, folklore, everything, so I had to look “screaming” Mexico , without wearing a costume, which I would have loved, but I held on.
I’m wearing a simple dress, but I added a handcrafted belt that my mom from Mexico brought me. Oh! and a pin of Ernesto de la Cruz’s famous guitar, which by the way I missed during the premiere.
We arrived at Hollywood Bldv., the street that has the stars of the artists on the floor, better known as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the street was closed with some tents and you could feel the Mexican atmosphere from the outside.
Right there is the Captain Theatre which was where we saw the COCO premiere at the end of the party.
Upon entering the party we were waiting for the carpet of cempazúchitl, the mariachi and the folk ballet dancing to very Mexican songs. We stayed for a while to dance and take pictures, then we headed to the party. We were going as guests to the party and the premier. The press was on the orange carpet, before entering the party; interviewing and taking pictures of celebrities.
The orange carpet had a way to the party, out there celebrities paraded, while reporters would take their photos and do interviews.
Gael García Bernal, was one of the last to arrive, was very besieged by the press, spent a lot of time answering questions; I was waiting for him for a while at the end of the carpet, but I had to go into the cinema because it was almost time for the show; so Gael almost went straight into the premiere.
At the end of the carpet and before entering the activities, there was the musician Federico Ramos playing the iconic white guitar of COCO, which in addition to being very beautiful, is an important piece of the film, you will know why when you see it.
The Mexican party was luxurious, with a lot of atmosphere and details typical of my country. Music, decorations, food, drinks, stands with fun activities, photo opportunities, a preview of COCO in virtual reality, movie tattoos, sugar skulls, was finally the most complete, I remembered the kermeses and carnivals of Mexico I loved going when I was a kid.
Coco’s premier party and orange carpet was truly a Walk of Fame, there were celebrities and celebrities not only coco in their versions for the United States and Mexico, but other shows and TV shows, as well as producers, directors , writers, most accompanied by their families.
In the premiere of COCO in Los Angeles, I could see some actors and celebrities who make the voices of the film: Anthony Gonzalez (Miguel), Gael García Bernal (Héctor), Benjamin Brat (Ernesto de la Cruz), Reneé Victor (Abuelita Elena), Selene Luna (Aunt Rosita) (Jaime Camil ( Miguel’s dad), Edward james Olmos (Chicharrón) Alanna Ubach (Mama Imelda) and Blanca Araceli.
From the Spanish version of COCO I could see the dear Angelica: Angélica Vale (Mama Imelda in the Spanish version) and her mother Angélica María (Grandmother Elena).
Other celebrities and celebrities: Lee Unkrich (Director of COCO), Adrian Molina (Co-producer and Writer of COCO), Darla K. Anderson (Producer of COCO), Camilo Lara (Mexican Insitute of Sound), Eugenio Derbez, Darren Criss, Mario López, Vanessa Lyon, among others!
The red carpet party ended with the premiere of COCO at The Capitan Theatre; we had assigned seats and it was my turn to be in the front row.
As the attendees entered the atmosphere was partying, with mariachis and folk ballet. It was very special to be in the same movie theater as the actors and celebrities.
Anyway, I can’t have to tell you that COCO’s premier in Los Angeles was spectacular, if you ever have a chance to attend these kinds of events don’t miss it and less if it’s a movie as special as COCO is for me!
My review on COCO
Skulls, chopped paper, flowers of cempazúchitl, alebrijes, offerings and even the cemetery give the spectacular touch in COCO. As a Mexican I can tell you that the creators of COCO, respected our valuable tradition of the Day of the Dead, showing in the film the characteristic details of this holiday, in a perfect way.
The film takes place in two worlds: The World of the Living; in a small Mexican inspired by Michoacán and the world of the dead, a colorful world inspired by Guanajuato, full of funny skeletons.
In the United States version of COCO, the film is in Spanglish, but with a perfect balance for non-Spanish attendees to understand the message.
Very dear Mexican words such as “mijo”, “chamaco”, etc. are used. The music is excellent, I’ll talk to you soon with more details of this.
The creators of COCO were in charge of researching the Day of the Dead in different regions of the country and in the film, those who do not know the tradition, will be able to realize the meaning of this Mexican tradition and some key elements in the celebration , as well as how important the generational family is to Mexicans.
The film is excellent and if you’re Mexican like me; you’re going to get excited about the characters, the connection with the family, the embroidered clothes, the apron and even Grandma’s flip flop! My children were delighted from the film and very proud to be Mexican!
The film takes a turn that no one expects and makes it more exciting. COCO is very emotional, reminding us that we must not forget our loved ones; it gets to your heart, because most of us have lost a loved one, you’re going to love it!