The magic is about to begin.
Follow along this coming week (Tuesday, November 7th – Thursday, November 9th), as I’ll be on the adventure of a lifetime thanks to a little invitation from Disney/Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios & Disney XD. I’m heading to Los Angeles as there was no way I was turning down a red carpet invite for COCO – Disney Pixar’s Hollywood premiere! Disney invited me to California on an all-expenses paid trip, in exchange for my coverage of events. As always, all opinions are my own.
COCO – Disney Pixar’s Hollywood Premiere
But this trip is so much more than COCO! There will be incredible opportunities with Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, Big Hero 6 The Series, and even ABC’s Designated Survivor and Kevin Probably Saves The World.
But first, I’m dreaming of the red carpet premiere, as I’m reminded that not all “red carpet’s are actually red.
It’s true…there was the BLUE carpet when I attended the Finding Dory red carpet premiere last summer. And there was the surprising PURPLE carpet when I attended the Inside Out red carpet premiere. In fact, now that I think about it, it was only a true “red” carpet when I walked at the premieres for Cinderella and Queen of Katwe.
So as I went dress shopping, I imagined what the COCO Disney Pixar Hollywood premiere would be like. Any guesses as to the color of the carpet? I am predicting ORANGE, based on the beautiful images from the scenes I’ve seen so far. Just look above.
As for the dress, well, you’ll have to wait until Wednesday night for the big reveal, live from the red carpet!
This COCO Disney Pixar premiere will be like no other.
How do I know?
I was in the room this summer at D23 Expo, when Disney pulled out all the stops when it came to COCO, during the animation announcements regarding new new Disney movies (and PIXAR and DisneyToon too).
In fact, the memorable 2-hour event, came to a conclusion with a dramatic performance of “Remember Me” from COCO! Golden leaves fell from above.
Anthony Gonzalez, who provides the voice of Miguel in the film, and Benjamin Bratt, who lends his voice to Ernesto de la Cruz, teamed up to perform the song written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
So the red carpet premiere, well, let’s just say I plan on being blown away!
We’ll be heading to the famed El Capitan Theatre for the premiere and party and I’ll be bringing you everything LIVE!
The next morning, we’ll be off to Beverly Hills, where we’ll have the opportunity to interview several members of the cast along with Director Lee Unkrich, Writer & Co-Director Adrian Molina & Producer Darla K. Anderson. Cast interviews include: Gael Garcia Bernal (voice of “Hector”); Anthony Gonzalez (voice of “Miguel”); Alanna Ubach (“Mama Imelda”); Benjamin Bratt (voice of “Ernesto de la Cruz”).
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer 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 Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Take a look…
COCO opens in theatres everywhere on November 22nd!
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
Not only will we be viewing COCO at the premiere, but we’ll have the opportunity to watch the latest with regards to our dear friends Anna, Elsa, and Olaf in OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE!
This 21 minute featurette will play in front of COCO in theatres everywhere, so you will also get this opportunity later in the month! I know my daughter is wishing she could hop in my suitcase and join me in Hollywood for this one. In fact, she and I visited the store yesterday just to see what new toys would be out for the holidays based on this little short. Oh, there are many!
Not only will we be watching our favorite FROZEN friends, but we’ll have the opportunity to interview Directors Stevie Wermers-Skelton & Kevin Deters and Producer Roy Conli!
Also on the itinerary, an “Olaf” drawing demo! WHOA! Can I just say that this “might” be one of my favorite things about this trip (but it’s so hard to choose)?
I have always loved visiting Disney Parks and spending time in the Animation Academy to draw my Disney friends. I’ve kept every drawing made, so THIS will be the best ever and will have to be framed! Will a Disney animator be instructing us? I don’t know, but I can’t wait to find out!
This summer during D23 I was able to get a sneak peek of OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE and it looked soooo cute! And the songs, well you know our kids (and me) will be singing them all season long!
In fact, there was a surprise guest onstage that might have sung a few bars!
Let’s take a look at OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE…
OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE opens in theatres everywhere on November 22nd in front of COCO!
Big Hero 6 The Series and Big Hero 6: Baymax Returns
It was just a few years ago when we fell in love with the Academy Award-winning movie, Big Hero 6.
Well I am happy to announce that not only is there a brand new TV-movie, “Big Hero 6: Baymax Returns”, but there is a brand new series coming to Disney XD!
Next week, I’ll be sitting down with Executive Producers Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley & Nick Filippi to ask them some questions AND get a sneak peek of the new movie as well! I cannot wait, as I remember my very first trip to Disney Animation Studios and it included meeting the directors and producers of the original movie. I’ve come full circle!
ABOUT Big Hero 6 The Series
Based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film, “Big Hero 6 The Series” picks up immediately following the events of the feature film and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Along with their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred, they form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 and embark on high-tech adventures as they protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.
Let’s take a look…
‘Big Hero 6 The Series’ Launches With Primetime TV Movie ‘Baymax Returns,’ Monday, November 20, Simultaneously on Disney XD and Disney Channel.
Want to get the kids extra excited for the movie and series? Check out my Big Hero 6 Lunch – Baymax Sandwich Tutorial!
ABCTVEvent – Designated Survivor
As if this trip wasn’t packed with excitement enough, they’ve sprinkled in some ABC fun! We’ll be attending a special preview screening of the 11/15 episode of “Designated Survivor” along with sitting down with Showrunner Keith Eisner for a Q&A sesson.
ABOUT Designated Survivor
In Season Two of the hit ABC drama “Designated Survivor,” Kiefer Sutherland returns as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol during the State of the Union.
Airs Wednesdays at 10/9c.
ABCTVEvent – Kevin (Probably) Saves The World
We’ll follow that up with live tweeting the east coast feed of “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” with the show’s Creators & Executive Producers Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters followed by a Q+A! So definitely be watching the hashtag #KevinProbably and #ABCTVEvent Tuesday night to interact with us!
About Kevin (Probably) Saves The World
Kevin Finn (Jason Ritter) is not a good person. He’s not terrible, but he’s selfish, and clueless, and values material wealth and status over all else. And he’s beginning to realize that those things aren’t making him happy – in fact, he’s fairly miserable. Just when things seem to be at their worst, he finds himself tasked with an unbelievable mission… saving the world.
Airs Tuesdays at 10/9c.
Whew! What a few days we’ll have!
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