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Thanos Wields the Infinity Gauntlet in Powerful New Avengers 3 Poster

Disney closed out its explosive live-action movies panel at D23 today with a special sneak peek at Avengers: Infinity War. Unfortunately, that Avengers: Infinity War footage has not been released to the public quite yet, but one eagle-eyed fan walking the convention floor caught a glimpse at an exclusive new poster, which features the Mad Titan himself, Thanos (Josh Brolin), wearing the Infinity Gauntlet that is completely filled with all of the Infinity Stones. It isn’t known if this poster will be released to the public, but at least you can see it below.

Twitter user Couch Crunchers came across this poster while walking the convention floor, which was designed by noted Marvel concept artist Ryan Meindering. The poster seems to serve as an ominous warning as to what may happen if he does possess all of these Infinity Stones together, and although we don’t see any sort of display of the kind of power he can wield with this Gauntlet, he certainly does seem angry enough (and powerful enough) to unleash his fury upon the entire world. Whether or not he gets a chance to actually do that remains up in the air.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige took to the stage for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War. To start the ball rolling, Feige unveiled the Marvel Studios’ official 10th anniversary logo to the excited audience. Marvel Studios’ 10th anniversary begins with the release of Avengers: Infinity War and covers an impressive decade of Marvel Studios’ blockbusters released from 2008 through the Avengers untitled film in 2019. In celebration of the anniversary, fans can expect exclusive consumer products and collectibles, along with in-theater events and much more in the coming months.

Then, in a surprise for all that brought the house down, Infinity War stars flew in from the Atlanta set to take part in this special event. Among the stars on hand were Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Josh Brolin, Don Cheadle, Sebastian Stan, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan and Pom Klementieff. Director Joe Russo also joined the cast to present a special sneak peek at the movie. While it hasn’t been confirmed when this will be released to the general public, it’s possible that fans at San Diego Comic-Con may also get a chance to see this footage.

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. Anthony and Joe Russo direct Avengers: Infinity War from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeefly, with Kevin Feige producing and Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee serving as the executive producers. Take a look at this new poster for Avengers: Infinity War below

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— Couch Crunchers (@CouchCrunchers) July 15, 2017

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Sarah Jones Family V. CSX: Location Manager Charley Baxter’s Big Reveal

The CSX defense rested late yesterday in the civil trial brought against them by the family of 27 year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones who died on live train tracks when her supervising crew placed her there knowing that they did not have permission. The crime took place in Georgia on the first day of shooting the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider.

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As they presented their defense, CSX brought the film’s location manager Charles Baxter to the stand and entered into evidence a flurry of emails — back and forth communication between he and CSX and he and the company Rayonier. The railroad tracks on the Doctortown trestle were owned by CSX and the land surrounding the tracks and the trestle were  owned by Rayonier.

Baxter testified (and emails showed) that communication between the property owner Rayonier lasted over a month as he tried to secure permission to shoot on the trestle. The emails revealed that the Rayonier rep Tina Kicklighter tried to help and acted as kind of a “middle man” between CSX and Film Allman to try to secure permission, according to a report filed by local news station WTOC.

Film Allman, LLC was the entity set up by director Randall Miller and his wife producer Jody Savin to film the movie.

Baxter testified that on the morning of the planned shoot, CSX denied permission to be on the tracks. He said, however, that Kicklighter told them that they had Rayonier’s permission to be on its property (which was next to the tracks).

“I called her to say – I guess you read the emails, we don’t have permission, and they still want to come, they still want to film, and, that I’m not going to be joining,” Baxter testified, “And she said no, don’t worry about it, they have permission to be on our property.”

Baxter said that he made it very clear to the supervising crew — specifically director Randall Miller, “an assistant director, and other production leaders,” according to the WOTC report, that the film crew did not have permission to film on the railroad tracks.


He then forwarded the email to his bosses, he said. Asked what happened when he told the supervising crew that they did not have permission, Baxter responded: “They said they were going to go down and film and try to get the shot done anyway.”

First AD Hillary Schwartz, upm/exec producer Jay Sedrish and Miller’s wife and producer Savin were all charged alongside Miller with criminal trespassing and felony involuntary manslaughter.

In a deal that Miller’s lawyers made with the D.A., his wife, producer Savin skated free from all charges in exchange for Miller pleading guilty. Both Sedrish and Schwartz got 1o years probation for pleading guilty to felony involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing.

Miller, who was the only one of any of these people to be incarcerated, became the first filmmaker in history to be convicted and thrown in jail for an on-set death.

Right before they left to shoot on live train tracks, Baxter was mocked for not participating.

He testified that there was some conversation between him and others, including and Nick Gant, an executive producer on Midnight Rider who rented the equipment to Film Allman. Gant was old friends with both Miller and Savin.

“I was watching her walk out, and Nick (Gant) had said to me, ‘are you going?’ And I said ‘no.’ He said ‘why,’ and Missy said, ‘because he’s a Rhode Island Red.’ And she looked at me and started laughing, so I figured she was insinuating that I was a chicken.”

(Missy Stewart is listed as the production designer on the crew list of Midnight Rider).

“So because you wouldn’t go down there and participate in this trespassing, she was calling you a chicken?” asked the CSX attorney.

“Yes,” said Baxter.


The supervising crew then left for the shoot, not revealing to their underlings that they were going to be trespassing while shooting on live tracks.

Photographer and videographer Izabeau Giannakopoulos testified earlier in the week that she had no clue that they were all trespassing until someone started screaming to get off the tracks because a train was coming. That train, it was revealed in court, was going 57 miles per hour. At that point, Miller and others tried desperately to get a metal hospital bed prop off the tracks as people began running for their lives, including lead actor William Hurt. Helmer Miller stumbled as he ran only to be helped up by another female crew member.

Some Midnight Rider crew members never made it off the tracks and had no choice but to clutch onto the side of the trestle bridge. Hairstylist Joyce Gilliard was one of those people; she was badly injured as she crouched down and clung to the side and prayed not to die.

The train did not put on its brakes until five seconds after impact, something that has been at the core of the argument in this trial. Why, when two other trains passed and saw the crew around the bridge, did the third train not slow down. The engineer and conductor testified that they thought they may have been buzzards or “rail fans” taking pictures of trains. He also said if they would have applied the brakes, they were worried about cargo spilling over.

Sarah Jones was killed and six others, physically and emotionally traumatized.”You’re asking if I feel deceived by my superiors? Yes, I do,” said Giannakopoulos from the stand.

Closing arguments will be Monday in what is a jury trial.

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New Star Wars 8 Characters & Aliens Unveiled in Behind-the-Scenes Video Images

Disney’s D23 Expo gave fans a first look at behind-the-scenes footage from Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi featuring new characters and aliens. The nearly 3-minute video is a fascinating view into the hotly anticipated sequel to The Force Awakens and it was given an insane reception from fans in Hall D23, which reportedly holds over 6,000 people. While some fans were disappointed that we didn’t receive a full blown trailer for the movie, most fans were happy to receive anything at all, especially behind-the-scenes clips that didn’t give away any of the plot.

The video comes to us via the official Star Wars YouTube account and shows off some familiar faces from the Star Wars universe. Rey is shown handing Luke Skywalker his Lightsaber on Ach-To, while more footage reveals Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, Chewie, C-3PO, R2-D2, BB-8, Poe, Finn, Princess Leia, and even Admiral Ackbar holding a shooting slate, declaring “It’s A wrap!” But the most curious element of the featurette is the appearances of several new characters and aliens that are shown off during the video.

We’re finally introduced, albeit for a brief second, to the actual Porgs who are weird little bird-like creatures that sort of look like miniature sea otters and may or may not be evil little bastards who protect the Jedi Temple on Ach-To. Up until this moment we’ve only seen artist renderings of what they could look like and even a peak at them on R2-D2′s head on a new Last Jedi pinball machine. Elsewhere in the footage we are shown some kind of docile looking animal/creature with large ears locked up behind a fence that appears to be underground and then an animatronic snow fox-looking creature with pointy ears. The footage shows the jaw of the fox-like creature under construction and his mouth looks like it could cause some damage. It’s not clear if the creature is covered in fur or some kind of spikes at this time.

In addition there’s a tiny frog/snail looking creature dressed in clothing. Honestly no idea what the heck to think about that little guy except that he looks pretty dignified. There’s also another frog-like character that looks pretty small and he appears to be smiling. Finally there appears to be some kind of centipede mixed with a tarantula that looks pretty scary that flashes by really quickly, followed by a shot of a light skinny alien-like creature with a large forehead and some kind of horns.

As far as characters shown in the clip, we see Laura Dern as Admiral Holdo. Briefly shown in the footage and present at the D23 Expo panel was Benicio Del Toro who will portray a criminal known only as DJ. The behind-the-scenes footage did an excellent job showing off some familiar faces along with some brand new characters that we can speculate about until the movie comes out. The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15th, 2017 and in the meantime, you can check out pictures of the new characters and aliens below.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Character Posters Debut At D23

In addition to giving rabid Star Wars fans a behind-the-scenes look at the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Last JediDisney also unveiled a set of new posters at D23. With a deep crimson palette, the posters serve up drama by giving us a peek at five key characters of the franchise.

The posters for Episode VIII of the pop culture sci-fi staple include Jedi-in-training Rey (Daisy Ridley), the fearless Finn (John Boyega), the villainous Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), the Jedi sage Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), and General Leia (played by the late Carrie Fisher).

Even though there was a generous helping of visuals of The Last Jedi at D23, there was no full trailer of the movie as many expected. The deep red palette of the poster can note many things from death to passion to anger, but further details about the plot of The Last Jedi have been kept under wraps. Nothing much has been revealed about what happens to Rey and company expect for the logline which reads “An epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.”

The second installment of the third set of trilogies of the Lucasfilm space saga, which was written and directed by Looper helmer Rian Johnson is set to open in theaters December 15, 2017.

Click through the gallery above to view all the posters.

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‘Once Upon A Time’: The First Look At Dania Ramirez As Cinderella, New Details About Season 7 — D23

Big news coming out of D23 in regards to the seventh season of the ABC drama, Once Upon a Time. Executive producer Eddy Kitsis revealed that Dania Ramirez will be playing a new iteration of the iconic glass slipper-wearing Disney heroine Cinderella — who is also the wife of Henry (Andrew J. West) and the mother of Lucy (Alison Fernandez).

“Dania Ramirez will be playing a different version of Cinderella,” says Kitsis. “If we remember Henry’s grandfather is Prince Charming [Josh Dallas], so we have the grandson of Prince Charming with a new Cinderella.”

Previously played by Jessy Schram, Cinderella’s story will be set in present day Seattle with flashbacks to the Enchanted Forest. “Henry is in a new Enchanted Forest, with characters that we have seen before but with different tales,” added Kitsis.

The May finale had the citizens of the modern fairytale-infused Storybrooke seeing a happy ending, but then made a flash-forward in time where we saw Lucy introducing herself to an adult Henry telling him “Your family needs you,” thus leaving the door open for more story. Hence, the introduction to Cinderella.

In addition to Jennifer Morrison’s Emma returning for at least one episode in the new season, Kitsis said that he would be disappointed if we didn’t see them back on the screen alongside the new Cinderella. As for the fate of other characters, Kitsis gave a couple of more nuggets of information — particularly about a possible half-sibling for Henry.

“We can’t say whether or not [Emma and Hook (Colin O’Donoghue)] have a child, but we can tell you we will answer that question in the beginning of the season.”

He goes on to discuss the fate of Emma and Hook. For Hook, he ends up in new circumstances in Seattle in the premiere and we won’t really know what happen to him until the second episode. And even though the two are no longer together, Kitsis says, “I think that Emma is absolutely Hook’s soulmate, as we saw.” He goes on to say that “his eyes are only for Emma.”

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Guardians of the Galaxy & Ratatouille Attractions Planned for Epcot

Earlier today during the D23 Expo’s Walt Disney’s Parks and Resorts panel, the company announced that there will be new two attractions coming to Epcot Center, based on the hit Disney movies Guardians of the Galaxy and Ratatouille. However, don’t expect to be able to visit these attractions soon. It was revealed by Disney leaders at this panel that both attractions will open in 2021, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort. The studio unveiled the first artwork for these atractions, which you can check out below.

The Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired attraction will be added to the Future World area of Epcot Center, which falls in line with the original vision for Epcot’s Future World, as the place to experience the excitement and adventure offered by space travel. This attraction will replace the current Universe of Energy attraction, which is slated to close on August 13, 2017. One of the photos from the Disney Parks Blog below reveals that Epcot is the perfect place for a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction, since Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) himself actually went to Epcot as a child, before he was taken into the Cosmos by Yondu (Michael Rooker). This new E-ticket attraction will be based on, the rockin’ and action-packed world of Guardians of he Galaxy and is the next step in how guests can encounter these characters at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The new attraction inspired by Disney-Pixar’s Ratatouille will also be added to the France Pavilion in World Showcase. The attraction will expand the pavilion. Similar to the 4-D attraction Ratatouille: The Adventure that opened at the Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris in 2014, guests will be able to shrink to Remy’s size and scurry to safety in a dazzling chase across a kitchen with the sights, sounds and smells of Gusteau’s legendary Parisian restaurant. It isn’t clear at this time if any voice cast members from this Pixar movie, or if any cast members from Guardians of the Galaxy will be involved in any way with these attractions.

This Guardians of the Galaxy attraction comes just months after the Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout attraction opened at Disney’s California Adventure, which is winning rave reviews from fans. That attraction places visitors in Tivan the Collector’s Garden and brings them into Tivan’s exhibition room where there are thousands of items stored in glass cases that are all Marvel and Disney related. Some of these relics include Warlock’s Eye, an Ultron sentry robot, Cosmo the Space Dog and many, many more items enclosed in glass in Tivan’s room. Tivan has captured the Guardians team and visitors will help an escaped Rocket save his team. There are six separate adventures fans can go on in this attraction. It is not clear yet if there will be any similarities between Mission Breakout and this new Epcot Center attraction.

With a 2021 debut slated, it remains to be seen when construction may begin on both these Guardians of the Galaxy and Ratatouille. It’s possible that the Guardians attraction could tie in to the release of Guardians of the Galaxy 3, which is expected to debut at some point in Marvel’s Phase 4 lineup, but no concrete release date has been given. Take a look at these photos for he Guardians of the Galaxy attraction at Epcot Center.

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Wreck-It Ralph 2 Brings in Taraji P. Henson as New Character Yesss

Directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston hit the stage at D23 Expo 2017, introducing Emmy-winning actress and comedian Sarah Silverman, who returns as the voice of Vanellope von Schweetz. The filmmakers revealed a new character, Yesss, an algorithm who plays an important role in Ralph and Vanellope’s journey within the internet. Golden Globe-winning actress Taraji P. Henson (Empire) lends her voice to the character. Here’s what the actress had to say about this character in a statement.

“Yesss is a new character who owns the website Buzzaholic. Yesss knows about everything cool and on trend. And she does spell her name with a triple ‘s.’ Yesss is very savvy, smart and sexy.”

Fans were the first to see the global debut of a scene from the film that pays hilarious homage to the Disney Princesses. Pixar’s John Lasseter revealed that filmmakers had asked the original voice actresses behind the Princesses featured to reprise their roles for the sequence, and in a moment no Disney fan will forget, Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Kristen Bell (Anna in Frozen), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in Brave), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in Tangled), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in The Princess and the Frog), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in Aladdin), Paige O’Hara (Belle in Beauty and the Beast) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in The Little Mermaid) were welcomed on stage for the largest gathering of Disney Princesses in history.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ follow-up to 2012′s Wreck-It Ralph leaves the arcade behind, venturing into the expansive universe of the internet-which may or may not survive Ralph’s not-so-light touch. Outcasts-turned-BFFs Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and Vanellope von Schweetz are reuniting with Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer) and Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch). Produced by Oscar winner Clark Spencer, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 hits theaters on November 21, 2018. The Disney sequel will go up against an untitled Robert Zemeckis film starring Steve Carell next November.

The new footage from this Wreck-It Ralph sequel not only featured all of the aforementioned Disney Princesses, but also some more characters who fans might not expect to see in this follow-up. The footage features the iconic Star Wars character C-3PO, who one princess calls R2-D2 while another calls him BB-8. Ralph and this new character Yesss also visit a real Disney website dubbed Oh My Disney!, where fans can see a number of other Star Wars and Marvel characters. There is even a function where people can “become” Marvel characters, including Stan Lee. It remains to be seen if there will be more Star Wars and Marvel characters surfacing in Wreck-It Ralph 2.

The original Wreck-It Ralph movie took in $189.4 million domestic and $281.8 internationally for a worldwide total of $471.2 million, from a $165 million budget. With a prime Thanksgiving weekend release date next year, it wouldn’t be surprising if Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 takes in much more than its predecessor. Hopefully we’ll get to see our first look at Taraji P. Henson as Yesss in the near future. The actress currently stars on the hit Fox drama series Empire, and she recently starred in the Best Picture nominee Hidden Figures on the big screen. She will next be seen in Proud Mary and Tyler Perry’s She’s Living My Life next year.

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‘Walking Dead’ Stuntman Death: AMC, Family, SAG-AFTRA & ‘TWD’ EP Speak Out

Over 24 hours after John Bernecker died from injuries suffered on the Georgia set of The Walking Dead, the family of the seasoned stuntman and his union have spoken out tonight as has AMC Networks, the company that airs and produces the blockbuster series.

“John Bernecker’s family has decided that he will be removed from life support, following organ donation,” said AMC late Friday. “We are deeply saddened by this loss and our hearts and prayers are with John’s family, friends and colleagues during this extremely difficult time.”

The cabler’s official remarks were also accompanied by comments from TWD showrunner and executive producer Scott M. Gimple.“Our production is heartbroken by the tragic loss of John Bernecker,” said  Gimple. “John’s work on The Walking Dead and dozens of other movies and shows will continue to entertain and excite audiences for generations,” the EP added. “We are grateful for his contributions, and all of us send our condolences, love, and prayers to John’s family and friends.”

This comes hours after TWD stars Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohen and Jeffrey Dean Morgan posted heartfelt condolences of their own for Bernecker and his family online. The family themselves addressed Bernecker’s death tonight and announced independently that they plan to donate his organs for others. At the same time SAG-AFTRA calling the loss of one of their members “tragic” and “heartbreaking.”

The experienced stuntman passed away on Thursday at Atlanta Medical Center after plunging 30 feet to a hard concrete floor while working on a fight scene for the series. The fatality, says my colleague David Robb, is thought to be the first stunt-related death in America in over 17 years.

Production on the zombie apocalypse series based on Robert Kirkman comics remains shuttered with no word on when it will resume. There also had been no word if a scheduled appearance by TWD cast and creative at Comic-Con on July 21 will still go ahead.

“The family of John Bernecker is heartbroken to confirm that John has passed away from injuries sustained earlier this week,” said a statement posted Friday on the website of LifeLink Foundation, an organ donor organization that operates in the Peach State, Puerto Rico and Florida. “Although devastated by their loss, John’s loved ones have ensured his legacy will live on, not only through the personal and professional contributions he made during his life, but also by their generous decision to allow John to save lives as an organ donor,” the statement adds. “John will touch countless others as the family members, friends and communities of those who receive his organs will be forever impacted by the memories and milestones made possible thanks to a second chance at life,” it continued. “The family requests privacy during this time as they say goodbye to John.”

Not long after that statement was posted, Hollywood’s biggest union released remarks on the tragedy. “SAG-AFTRA offers its deepest condolences to the family of John Bernecker, an accomplished stunt performer who passed away today after a fall on the set of The Walking Dead in Georgia,” the union said. “This tragic and untimely loss of a member of the SAG-AFTRA family is heartbreaking, and our thoughts are with his loved ones and his friends and colleagues in the Georgia production community,” the Gabrielle Carteris led union added. “The safety of our members is paramount. We will work with the authorities and closely monitor their investigations into this tragic incident.”

Earlier today, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and SAG-AFTRA opened investigations into Bernecker’s death. An OSHA spokesman told Deadline that the investigation could take up to six months to complete. No word on how long the SAG-AFTRA investigation could take.

Ruled an accident by local law enforcement, the Coweta County Coroner’s office and the sheriff’s department have both closed their respective cases into the matter.

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‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’: Premiere Date & Voice Cast Set For Disney XD Toon Series

Disney said during its D23 panel today that the new animated series Marvel’s Spider-Man will premiere at 7 AM ET Saturday, August 19, on Disney XD. It also announced a third round of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, whose third season will be subtitled Mission Breakout to coincide with the new ride at Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim. No premiere date was announced.

Marvel’s Spider-Man will see Peter Parker learning the responsibility that comes along with being a new, superpowered hero in New York City, just as he’s being accepted into Horizon High, a high school for brilliant young scientific minds. He struggles with the duality of his social life at school and hiding his secret identity from everyone including his best friend Harry Osborn, who attends the competing Osborn Academy for geniuses. As Peter embraces his alter-ego and takes on super villains such as Vulture, Lizard, Doctor Octopus and Sandman, he watches his hero lifestyle come between his personal relationships and struggles to keep Harry from landing on the wrong side of the law.

Also unveiled today was the voice cast for Spider-Man, which features Robbie Daymond as the webslinger. Also aboard are Max Mittleman as Harry Osborn, Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales, Melanie Minichino as Anya Corazon, Fred Tatasciore as Max Modell, Laura Bailey as Gwen Stacy, Nancy Linari as Aunt May, Patton Oswalt as Uncle Ben, Scott Menville as Doc Ock, John DiMaggio as The Jackal, Alastair Duncan as Vulture and Marvel’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada, who is also executive producing the series, as the coffee shop owner Joe.

Also exec producing are Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Jeph Loeb, Cort Lane and Eric Radomski

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Pixar’s Coco Gets a New Photo, More Details Revealed at D23

Guests at today’s D23 Expo 2017 panel were treated to the first-ever public performance of “Remember Me” from Pixar Animation Studios’ upcoming feature film Coco. Anthony Gonzalez, who provides the voice of Miguel in the film, and Benjamin Bratt, who lends his voice to Ernesto de la Cruz, teamed up to perform the song written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Capping the animation presentation, the grand finale featured more than 160 performers who descended upon Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center, including the Grammy-winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea and Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles under the direction of Kareli Montoya, and the Grammy-winning Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band. Here’s what director Lee Unkrich had to say about

“Our film embraces a broad landscape of music. We were fortunate to have Kristen and Bobby create ‘Remember Me.’ It’s the signature song made famous by Ernesto de la Cruz, and it embodies the key theme in our story: the importance of remembering loved ones both in life and beyond.”

Lee Unkrich, co-director and screenwriter Adrian Molina and producer Darla K. Anderson shared details about the original Disney story with the crowd. In theaters Nov. 22, 2017, Coco introduces Miguel, an aspiring musician whose family long ago banned music. Desperate to prove his talent and follow in the footsteps of his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, Miguel makes a fateful decision and finds himself in the Land of the Dead, where he meets his extended family and charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal). Together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Coco features an original score from Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up, Rogue One) and additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco (Dope, Shovel Buddies) and Molina. Also part of the team is musical consultant Camilo Lara of the music project Mexican Institute of Sound. Fans in attendance all received an exclusive Coco poster depicting the film’s iconic skull guitar. The filmmakers also debuted two new scenes from the movie, with a description of the footage found below.

The first clip features Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) discovering that he to is a famous singer, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). His family has had a longtime ban on musical instruments, so he tries to find a new guitar so he can perform at an upcoming show. He finds a statue of his grandfather that has the quote “Seize your moment” engraved beneath. Miguel then heads to a graveyard with his dog Dante, and inside the mausoleum, he finds a guitar that belongs to Ernesto de la Cruz and steals it, apologizing to his late relative. When he thinks a guard has caught him, Miguel realizes that no one can see him, and when he runs home, his parents can’t see him either, although the Dead can see him. He finds skeletons walking the Earth for the Day of the Dead, where we see a skeleton named Hector, voiced by Gael García Bernal. The second clip takes place in the Department of Family Reunions, where Miguel learns he has been cursed because he tried to steal the guitar. His late relative wants him to never play music again, and Miguel agrees and he is sent back to the land of the living, but he immediately tries to steal the guitar again, and is sent back to the land of the dead. Take a look at the photo and logo for Coco below.

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