Los Angeles, CA -Southwest Airlines Co. celebrates Disney/Pixar’s all-new, big-screen adventure Coco in high-flying style, unveiling a Boeing 737-700 aircraft emblazoned with the vibrant Coco logo and artwork inspired by the film. The aircraft will fly among the carrier’s nearly 100 destinations throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean through the end of 2017. As the largest domestic carrier in the U.S. serving more than 115 million passengers yearly, Southwest Airlines connects people every day to what is important in their lives. With Disney/Pixar’s Coco, Southwest connects its customers to an all-new story that’s both exciting and inspiring. The film opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.
“Southwest specializes in bringing unique and meaningful moments to our Customers,” said Southwest Airlines Vice President Controller and California Executive Leah Koontz at the aircraft unveiling event in Oakland. “Disney•Pixar’s Coco centers on the universal themes of heart and family, core values we celebrate every day with our employees and customers.”
“‘Coco’ is about a boy with big dreams and a strong connection to his family,” said Director Lee Unkrich. “These themes really lend themselves to teaming up with a company like Southwest. And after working for nearly six years to bring this story to life, we were all so excited to see Coco on the side of an airplane.”
Customers are encouraged to spot the Coco plane and share their photos using #CocoAndSouthwest. Additionally, Southwest is sharing the adventures of Coco with Customers onboard flights beginning Nov. 1, with the launch of the Disney/Pixar Coco OnDemand Channel, featuring complimentary movie clips and trailers to get everyone excited about Coco in 3D this Thanksgiving. Be sure to tune-in ahead of the film’s Nov. 22 theatrical debut.
Later this fall, the music of Coco will come to life onboard the Coco aircraft with a Live at 35® inflight concert performance by Anthony Gonzalez, who voices Miguel in the movie. Customers will experience the sounds and culture up-close and in-the-moment as Anthony sings a song from the upcoming film accompanied by a guitarist.
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Voice Cast: Gael García Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Jaime Camil, Sofía Espinosa, Luis Valdez, Lombardo Boyar, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach, Selene Luna, Alfonso Arau, Herbert Siguenza, Octavio Solis, Gabriel Iglesias and Cheech Marin.
Director: Lee Unkrich
Co-director: Adrian Molina
Producer: Darla K. Anderson