'Coco' set to strum Filipino heartstrings on Nov. 22

Disney's Coco

Posted at Nov 23 2017 12:13 PM | Updated as of Nov 25 2017 11:46 AM

It has scored millions in box office earnings in Mexico. Will it set a record in the Philippines too?

On November 22, the all-new Disney-Pixar animated feature, "Coco" is invading Philippine cinemas, and is set to win its way into Filipinos' hearts.

This, after Variety said it set a record by earning close to Mex$824 million (more than P2 billion) in Mexico in its first 19 days of screening there, and holding the number one spot at the box office for three straight weeks.

Coco is the story of a young boy named Miguel, voiced by newcomer Anthony Gonzalez, who dreams of becoming a musician to one day follow the footsteps of his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, played by veteran actor Benjamin Bratt.

Following a mysterious chain of events, Miguel embarks on an extraordinary journey with charming trickster Hector, voiced by acclaimed Mexican star Gael Garcia Bernal, to the colorful Land of the Dead. Together, they are set to unlock the story behind his family’s history.

Moviegoers will be treated to the Philippine version of the “Coco” theme song "Remember Me," performed by Kapamilya star and chart-topping artist Iñigo Pascual.

WATCH: Music video of 'Coco' theme song featuring Iñigo Pascual

Composed by Academy Award-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez of "Frozen" fame, Remember Me is a poignant song "about family and remembering the people we love," Pascual said in a statement.

"It reminds us to appreciate the love and sacrifice that our families had to make in order for us to arrive where we are."

Aside from Pascual's performance, audiences will also be treated to a 21-minute Disney Animation Studios featurette entitled "Olaf's Frozen Adventure," featuring the much-loved snowman.

Get a glimpse of Coco here:

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