Recently, I opened my email and saw an invitation to visit Los Angeles for #PixarCocoEvent! This all expenses paid trip would take me to the red carpet premiere of Disney Pixar Coco. As a huge Disney fan, I took a minute before realizing what the words in front of me meant. This would be three days of writing, blogging, and learning about a movie I’m excited to see. This is an experience unlike anything I’ve ever done before. In my years of working in the movie industry from 2008 – 2014, I’ve never been to a red carpet premiere. I hope you follow along on this incredible adventure to Hollywood!

I'm going to #PixarCocoEvent 11/7-11/7! Theresa's Reviews goes to Los Angeles with Disney!

Follow Along 11/7 – 11/9 For The #PixarCocoEvent 

From November 7th to November 9th, I will share this event in real time on social media. If you haven’t yet heard of the movie Coco, this will be a great way to learn more about it. The movie releases on November 22, 2017. When I return from Los Angeles, I look forward to taking my family to the movie release at our local movie theater. My children can’t wait to see it.

Seeing the United States premiere with 24 other bloggers is an excellent opportunity. Not only am I looking forward to the movie itself, but also getting to know the other bloggers. We will all be promoting the event on social media using the hashtag #PixarCocoEvent.

Follow along with Theresa's Reviews and 24 other bloggers during #PixarCocoEvent in Los Angeles 11/7 to 11/9!

Disney/Pixar’s Coco

One of the most exciting parts of this experience will be walking the red carpet at the premiere. I will also take part in a press junket and interview TBD talent from the film.

Share questions you have for the filmmakers and talent of Coco with me on Twitter using #PixarCocoEvent and I’ll try to get answers for you! The interviews will be with Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Alanna Ubach and director Lee Unkrich, writer & co-director Adrian Molina and Producer Darla K. Anderson, .

About The Movie Coco

Set in Mexico, the movie shares the story of a young boy, Miguel as he tries to learn more about his family. In the process of getting to know himself and follow his dreams, he must challenge the wishes of his well-meaning great grandmother.

FAMILY TIES — In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” aspiring musician Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) feels a deep connection to his great grandmother, Mama Coco. Concept art visual design by Sharon Calahan and animation by Kristophe Vergne. 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”), “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

FAMILY TIES — In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” aspiring musician Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) feels a deep connection to his great grandmother, Mama Coco. Concept art visual design by Sharon Calahan and animation by Kristophe Vergne. 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”), “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Check out the recently released Mariachi Plaza clip to learn more about the great grandmother’s role in the movie.

Land Of The Dead

Through a series of events, Miguel ends up in the Land of the Dead. He must overcome challenges to return home.

The movie is heavily influenced by Mexican culture and the Day of the Dead festivities. It comes as no surprise that the filmmakers spent much time in Mexico to make the film authentic.

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Learn more about the filmmaker’s research process in the recently released Crafting Coco clip.

Musical Theme

One of the biggest themes of the movie is music. Miguel dreams of being a musician but must hide this dream from his family. The movie has a strong fantasy element, but many children (and adults) will be able to relate to the love of music that Miguel has.

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Coco Official US Find Your Voice Trailer And Poster

To learn more about Coco, check out the Find Your Voice official US trailer.

You can Pin the poster below to come back to this article later. Hover over the image and click the Pin button.

Follow along with #PixarCocoEvent as Theresa's Reviews attends the red carpet premiere in Los Angeles!

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

Next, I will attend a press day for the new Walt Disney Animation Studios featurette Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. This Christmas-themed 21 minute short feature will play in theaters for a limited time with Coco. While in Los Angeles, I will interview the filmmakers and attend a drawing demonstration with the animators! The Q&A will be with directors Stevie Wermers-Skelton & Kevin Deters and Producer Roy ConliFollow along with both the #PixarCocoEvent hashtag as well as #OlafsFrozenAdventure.

11/7 - 11/9 Follow Theresa's Reviews with both the #PixarCocoEvent hashtag and #OlafsFrozenAdventure.

In this short feature, Olaf goes on a journey to learn more about Christmas traditions. Learn more about Olaf’s Frozen Adventure by watching the Official US trailer below.

New Disney XD animated show Big Hero 6: The Series

Also, I will join Disney XD for a special sneak peek of the one-hour TV movie Baymax Returns. Following the sneak peek, I will have a Q&A with Emmy Award-winners Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi, the team behind the global hit Disney Channel series Kim Possible. You can see what’s happening in real time by following #PixarCocoEvent and #BigHero6.

11/7 - 11/9 Follow Theresa's Reviews with #PixarCocoEvent and #BigHero6

On November 20th on Disney XD and Disney Channel, Baymax Returns airs. This TV movie begins the Big Hero 6: the Series television show that will air in early 2018.

Big Hero 6: The Series is based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film. The series will pick up immediately following the events of the feature film. Hiro, the 14-year-old tech genius, and his compassionate robot Baymax join their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred. Together they form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6. They go on high-tech adventures and protect their city from scientifically enhanced villains.

To learn more, check out the clip below from Baymax Returns.

#ABCTVEVENT With Designated Survivor

Also on our itinerary is a special preview screening of the 11/15 episode of Designated Survivor, followed by a Q&A with new showrunner Keith Eisner. You can follow along with #DesignatedSurvivor and #ABCTVEvent. 

Designated Survivor is an ABC drama political series. The show’s talent includes Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Italia Ricci, Kal Pen, Maggie Q, and more.

11/7 to 11/9 Follow Theresa's Reviews with #DesignatedSurvivor and #ABCTVEvent

Photo credit: ABC

#ABCTVEVENT With Kevin (Probably) Saves The World

I’ll also live tweet the East coast feed of Kevin (Probably) Saves the World with the show’s creators & Executive Producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters (“Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Resurrection”). I will also have a Q&A with Tara & Michele.

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World is an ABC comedy-drama fantasy. It is about Kevin Finn, who is played by Jason Ritter. He moves in with his twin sister Amy (played by JoAnna Garcia Swisher). Given a second chance to become a better man, Kevin may end up saving more than just himself.

Follow along with #KevinProbably and #ABCTVEvent.

11/7 to 11/9 Follow Theresa's Reviews with #KevinProbably and #ABCTVEvent

Photo credit: ABC

Follow Along!

This is going to be an awesome adventure. Make sure you are following Theresa’s Reviews on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Youtube for updates.

Interested in my movie background? Check out my writing clips for StudentFilmmakers Magazine.

Disclosure: I received an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles, airfare, and transportation to the #PixarCocoEvent on behalf of Disney.

8 Responses

  1. Angela

    What an exciting opportunity! I’m sure you will have an amazing time. Looks like a great movie, can’t wait to take my kids to see it!

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  2. CourtneyLynne

    Omg how exciting!!!!! Coco looks like it’s going to be amazing!!! Can’t wait to follow along 🙂

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  3. Shann Eva

    I’m so excited for you! What a fantasic opportunity, and it is super cool that you get to be at the Premiere. I saw the preview, and the movie looks awesome. Can’t wait to watch along!

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  4. Jessica Joachim

    I am so excited to see CoCo. I was at Disney yesterday and they had a lot of the merch in the stores already. I also LOVE that they are doing a Big Hero 6 show. That is one of my daughter’s favorites.

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  5. Lori Geurin

    This sounds like an amazing opportunity! I hadn’t heard of CoCo but would love to take our kids to see it. I’m also interested in the Designated Survivor show…been a Kiefer Sutherland fan ever since 24.

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