Just in time for Thanksgiving, Disney Pixar’s Coco hits theaters tomorrow. Coco is about Día De Los Muertos and honors loved ones who’ve transitioned into the afterlife. At the center of the film’s story is Miguel, 12, an adorable tween with dreams of becoming a musician. As fate would have it, he meets Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), who’s a Mexican superstar and a famous musician.
“Remember Me,” the addictive theme song, is performed by Cruz in the film but vocalists Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade released a version too. The duo brings the song to life with Lafourcade singing in Spanish and Miguel tackling his part in English.
In the video, which features snippets from the film, Miguel and Lafourcade lovingly reflect on deceased family members at their Día De Los Muertos altars. Miguel shared a photo on Instagram and called partner Lafourcade a “gem.” He wrote: “Honored to be a small part of another timeless addition to the Disney/Pixar Legacy... Believe me, you'll fall in love with this story about family and legacy.”
“Remember Me” was written by married duo—Kristin Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez—the same folks who gifted us with the unforgettable (and catchy) “Let It Go” from Frozen.
Coco premiered in Mexico the weekend before Día De Los Muertos and became the country's highest-grossing film of all time. Click here for theaters where Coco is playing in Spanish.
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