The city of Los Angeles council member Gil Cedillo declared Tuesday, Feb. 27 “Coco Day in L.A.,” in honor of box office hit “Coco.”
“Coco” was a major success for animated studio Pixar, earning about US$500 million in cinemas across the globe.
The U.S. city honors the film on the same day it will be released on Blu-ray/DVD. Coco is Mexico's highest-grossing movie of all time, earning US$43 million at the box office.
The film tells the story of a 12-year-old aspiring musician Miguel's journey in the Land of the Dead. Anthony Gonzalez voiced the guitar-playing lead character.
“The reason I was so drawn into “Coco” was because it has music involved and I get to act as well,” Gonzalez said. “It was just amazing to see all the people loving the movie.”
The younger singer-actor added that “It brought so many families back together. It touched so many people's hearts and it inspired so many kids to want to sing and want to play the guitar.”
Coco won a Golden Globe for best motion picture and is nominated for best original song and animated feature film at the Oscars, which airs on Sunday.
Two songs from the film, “Un Poco Loco” and “Remember Me," will be performed during the award ceremony.