Big Screen Effects: The Magic Behind Coco
Coco was possibly my favorite film of 2017, and that is saying a lot because I saw a lot of movies! It’s visually stunning and gorgeously animated and tells a compelling story of a boy named Miguel who visits the world of the dead. Coco won Best Edited Animated at the American Cinema Editors’ Eddie Awards, and won Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature. Coco; Hèctor the VES Awards.
Coco has been nominated for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song by the 2018 Academy Awards.
Coco is directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, and was made by Pixar. See the full credits at IMDB.
Official Coco Trailer
If you haven’t seen the film, at least make sure you see the trailer!
Frank Abney “Coco” Animation Progression
Frank shows some layout and blocking for the film.
‘Coco’ Behind The Animation
Interviews Disney Pixar’s Coco, Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson
Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson (‘Coco’) chat emotional, gorgeous Day of the Dead animated film
“Crafting Coco” Featurette – Disney/Pixar’s Coco
Not really about the animation but a bit behind the story and the inspiration for the art, story, and characters.
Modeling Sheets and Art of Coco
- Sample page from Miguel’s model sheet. “This was the Bible for the Animators who were animating Miguel” from Director Lee Unkrich’s Twitter.
- Dante’s Modeling Sheet – from PBS
- Hector’s Modeling Sheet – from PBS
The Art of Coco by Shelly Wan at IA Mag
Lots of interesting stuff here with sketches and interviews with the artists involved.
- The Artists Behind Pixar’s Coco from Furnish My Way
- Happily Ever Afterlife: The Making of Disney Pixar’s ‘COCO’ from Box Office Pro
- “Coco” animator discusses character design from The Observer
- Disney•Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Uses Innovative Visual Effects to Celebrate Family and Tradition from Walt Disney
Coco won Best Edited Animated at the American Cinema Editors’ Eddie Awards, and won Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature. Coco; Hèctor the VES Awards. Coco also won Best Animated Feature, and garnered top honors over 11 categories at the 45th Annie Awards. Coco has also been nominated for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song by the 2018 Academy Awards.
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