Source: Walt Disney Records and Disney Pixar
Posted by Liz Lopez
BURBANK, Calif. / As Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” heads into theaters this Thanksgiving, the film’s soundtrack has made its debut from Walt Disney Records. The film features an original score from Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino, a song by Oscar winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco and co-director and screenwriter Adrian Molina.
Also, part of the team is musical consultant Camilo Lara of the music project Mexican Institute of Sound. Grammy-winning producer Tom MacDougall also serves as Executive Music Producer of the film and soundtrack. Plus, Grammy®-winning singers Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade have teamed up to record the end-credit version of the signature song “Remember Me.”
“Coco” features an original score from composer Giacchino, who wrote the Oscar®-winning score for Disney•Pixar’s 2009 film “Up.” Giacchino worked with Franco, who composed the score for 2015’s “Dope,” to supervise the orchestrations and realize an engaging and specific sound. Franco explored a wide array of Mexican instrumentation in the score, including a guitarrón, folkloric harp, a quijada, charchetas, jaranas, requintos, marimba, trumpets and violins. The score features an 83-piece orchestra.
“Coco” also features traditional Mexican songs as source music, to bring to life Miguel’s town of Santa Cecilia. Franco and Lara were called on to help create the soundscape of Miguel’s world, along with the assistance of cultural consultants Benjamín Juárez Echenque and Marcela Davison Avilés.
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who were behind the Oscar®-winning song “Let It Go” in 2013’s “Frozen,” penned the thematic song “Remember Me,” which is the signature song for beloved performer Ernesto de la Cruz in the movie.
Grammy®-winning artist Miguel and eight-time Latin Grammy® winner Natalia Lafourcade teamed up to record the end-credit version of “Remember Me,” which Miguel and Steve Mostyn produced. There is a lyric video for “Remember Me” available as well. The music video featuring a performance by Miguel and Lafourcade is expected shortly.
The “Coco” soundtrack is now available from Walt Disney Records. For more information, visit Facebook.com/disneymusic, Twitter.com/disneymusic and Instagram.com/disneymusic.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of 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 in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor (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” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. For more information, check out http://movies.disney.com/coco