During the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, Pixar’s latest film “Coco” received the Best Animation Motion Picture award, together with its team; including the Filipino Pixar supervising animator Gini Cruz Santos.
Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on an original idea by Lee Unkrich, it is directed by Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina.
In an interview with Philstar.com last year, Santos said that it took them 6 years to create Coco by traveling to Mexico for the needed research.
Santos also stated that “The Mexican culture, they kind of share our dynamic a little bit as family. For me, I was excited because I felt like all our research in the dynamic of our acting and just kind of a how the Mexican family relates to each other feels Filipino.”
As you may remember in our previous article about “Coco”, its supervising animator, Gini Cruz Santos is a native of Pasay City and a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. Santos also worked behind Disney’s previous movies such as “Brave” and Dory in “Finding Nemo.”