Disney Pixar’s “Coco” is full of catchy music that the whole family will love. It even has a song, “Remember Me,” up for Best Original Song at the Oscars in March. But did you know at one point “Coco” was envisioned to be a wall-to-wall musical?! And now we have a look at the deleted opening scene of “Coco”.
In this upbeat number full of dancing skeletons and fireworks we see Dia de los Muertos as a period of celebration and not sadness. It’s seen as a time for remembering departed family members and not mourning their passing.
Even the chorus of the deleted song tells us it’s not a time to mourn when it says “It’s not a time for being mournful, it’s not a time to bow your heads. Because the fun has just begun, after you die a lot is done, the party’s anything but dead.”
Check out the deleted opening here:
Watch the spirited opening musical number from Disney Pixar's animated Coco you didn't see. https://usat.ly/2E7x2Y3
Posted by USA TODAY on Tuesday, February 6, 2018
“Coco” hits digital HD platforms February 13th and Blu-ray/DVD February 27th.
Source: USA Today
Photo Credit: Pixar