Disney•Pixar’s 'Coco' Takes Home Two Academy Awards

March 4, 2018
Disney•Pixar’s "Coco"

"Coco" (Photo credit: Disney•Pixar)

On Sunday, Emeryville’s Pixar Animation Studios won its ninth Academy Award for Best Animated Feature with Coco.

Accepting the award at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood included the film's producers Darla K. Anderson and Lee Unkrich.

“Coco is proof that art can change and connect the world. This can only be done when we have a place for everyone and anyone who feels like an other to be heard." Anderson said. This is Unkrich's second Oscar. In 2011, Disney•Pixar's Toy Story 3 won for Best Animated Feature Film, which was written and directed by Unkrich.

The film also won for Best Original Song for "Remember Me," written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Earlier in the broadcast, Coco voice actor Gael García Bernal, who plays 'Hector' performed a quick, acoustic verse from the nominated song. Soon after, singer/songwriter Miguel performed a more upbeat version alongside popular Mexican pop-rock singer Natalia Lafourcade.

Coco tells the story of a young boy in Mexico who travels to the Land of The Dead in search of his great-great-grandfather. The animated feature's strong family message resonated in countless accolades and praise.

Since its release in November 2017, Coco has grossed $740 million worldwide.