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Monday, March 19, 2018

The numbers and stories behind Coco

Por MRod

Coco success was practically instantaneous. Since its premiere, social networks were filled with comments from excited people after having seen the film, acclaimed for the beauty of its content and animations. The American studios Disney Pixar, the main producers of animated films in the world, decided to bet on the Mexican culture to take it to the screen and everything indicates that it was a winning bet.

As if an Oscar for Best Animation Film and Best Original Song were not enough, the Disney and Pixar film, "Coco", added a new recognition. During the first days of March, the film exceeded the 2,097,000 viewers and consolidated itself as the most seen in Chilean theaters during the last thirty years.

Inspired by the culture and traditions of Mexico, Coco garnered a global box office success with a story that celebrates family and ancestors, and which focuses on the Day of the Dead holiday. The story starring Miguel, a Mexican boy who dreams of dedicating himself to music despite not having the approval of his family has had global success with awards at the Golden Globes, the Critics' Choice Awards and the Bafta, for its acronym in English.

"Coco" had become the highest grossing film in the history of Mexico, raising more than 56 million dollars of the more than 700 million that has gathered worldwide. The movie has made reality one of the phrases of the real child behind Miguel in the film: “if you have a dream you have to grab it and not let it go”. And Coco has fled to glory.

The singer and actor who gives the voice to Miguel, the main protagonist of the film Coco, Luis Ángel Gomez Jaramillo (13 years old), reported in a contact with the A Todo Pulmón, program of Cadena A, that he will arrive in Bolivia in April. "We are going to be there in April, we hope that people will see us, that they will accompany us. The truth is that it is going to be ‘padre’", said the young Mexican traditional music interpreter. He will be in La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz in April, although at the moment the exact dates are not known but it is expected to coincide with the celebration of Children's Day.

The interpreter of ‘Un poco loco’ (A little crazy), said that in his presentations in Bolivia, he will be accompanied by a mariachi orchestra. The story of Luis Ángel Gómez Jaramillo is as inspiring as that of Miguel Rivera, the protagonist of the Disney Pixar film "Coco", to whom the 13-year-old Mexican boy gave his voice. Both share several similarities, but without a doubt, the most important connection is marked by family values and a huge passion for music. "I identified a lot with the character, maybe that's also why I did it," Gomez Jaramillo had told AFP in an interview in Mexico City.