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The Human World

the human world

“The human world…it’s a mess.”
–The Little Mermaid

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Remember Me

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“Know that I am with you the only way that I can be.
Until you’re in my arms again – remember me.”
Coco

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17 Fun Facts about Disney Pixar’s Coco

If you haven’t seen it by now, I highly suggest you find the time to check out Disney Pixar’s newest masterpiece, Coco. A story about life, love, death and everything in between, this heartwarming movie stars an all-Latino cast…and is absolutely STUNNING to see in theaters!

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Coco recently won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Movie (duh) and I wouldn’t be surprised if it takes home at least a couple Academy Awards as well. If you’ve already seen Coco or are interested in learning a little bit more about how this movie came to be, here are 17 fun facts that may surprise you!

17 Fun Facts about Disney Pixar’s Coco

Marigolds play a huge role in Dia de Los Muertos, helping to guide spirits home to their loved ones. Therefore, marigolds are the only living plants in The Land of the Dead.

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Dante’s breed is Xoloitzcuintli, which is the national dog of Mexico.

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When you see anyone playing the guitar in Coco, they are actually playing the correct notes. Animators studied videos of musicians to make the guitar playing as authentic as possible.

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There were 500 individual pieces of clothing created for background characters.

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The cleft that appears in Ernesto’s chin when he is alive also appears in his chin when he is dead. His bones are so pristine because he’s so well-remembered by family and friends.

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The director of Coco (Lee Unkrich) also directed Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and Toy Story 3.

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In totality, the film took 7 years to make.

To stay true to the story, Coco features an all-Latino cast, including Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia, Bernal, Edward James Olmos, and Gabriel Iglesias.

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Coco marks Anthony Gonzalez’s (Miguel) first film. He was also 12 (just like Miguel) when recording his lines and has previously made TV appearances on Criminal Minds and Beyond Borders.

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Unkrich’s son was actually responsible for creating the design on Ernesto de la Cruz’s guitar.

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In true Pixar form, there are several Easter eggs in this movie, including an appearance by the Pizza Planet truck, Toy Story and Monsters, Inc. piñatas, and a poster for The Incredibles.

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Just like his character, Anthony Gonzalez loves to sing. Every time he sang for the film, it reminded him of his grandpa, who passed away when Gonzalez was 6 years old.

Edward James Olmos accepted his part in the movie without even reading the script. The director pitched him the idea – that if you don’t tell the stories of your loved ones, they cease to exist – and Olmos signed on immediately.

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Coco opened in Mexico almost four weeks before it opened in the US. It quickly surpassed The Avengers (2012) as the country’s highest-grossing film.

The Land of the Dead is inspired by the Mexican city of Guanajuato, which is known for its colorful houses that almost looked stacked.

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The orchestra conductor for Ernesto’s musical show, “Sunrise Spectacular”, is a caricature of the film’s composer, Michael Giacchino.

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Despite the film’s predominately Latino cast, John Ratzenberger continues his streak of appearing in every one of the studio’s feature films. In Coco, Ratzenberger plays a ghost named Juan Ortodoncia. He is allowed to cross over to the land of the living because his dentist remembers him.

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Adventure is Out There Sign

Let me just say that watching Pixar’s Up was an emotional experience. Like every Pixar movie, it basically had me sobbing on the floor like a disturbed child, but I just loved the messages of love and adventure.

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To help tie our recent travel-inspired wall decor together, I decided to make a wood canvas featuring the “Adventure is out there!” quote from Up.

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I had some leftover buttons and letters in my craft stuff, so this sign basically was an awesome stashbuster and a fun way to use all the buttons I’ve somehow collected in my lifetime.

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*You can find the tutorial for the four pieces of string art here!

If you love traveling or Disney or buttons or all of the above, this would be a great addition to your home!

Adventure is Out There Sign

Materials:

  • Several buttons in various sizes and colors
  • Wood pallet
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Black yarn or thread
  • Puffy letter stickers

Instructions:

  1. To place the letters evenly on the board, I actually started from right to left, adding the letters backwards so I knew I had enough room. The stickers that I had in my stash were sticky enough to stick to the board alone, but if needed, you can use Mod Podge to make them stick or spray them with extra adhesive if needed.
  2. Once the letters were placed, I started arranging the buttons. I didn’t glue anything down until I liked the shape of the balloon arrangement. Once I was satisfied with that, I started gluing the buttons to the board, placing hot glue on the back of the button, attaching a small black string, then pressing it to the board.
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  3. I continued working aaaaaaaalllll the way down the balloon arrangement gluing forever! Then I gathered and trimmed the black thread and added a little bow to hold it all together.
  4. I really like how this board turned out! It’s super easy to make and a great way to use up some extra buttons and stickers!

Celebrate creativity every Wednesday with a “Creativi-bee” post, where I share easy craft tutorials, project ideas, and craft collections.

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Charming Personality

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“Let me guess, you have a great personality.”
The Emperor’s New Groove

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14 Fun Facts about Monsters Inc.

It was 16 years ago today that Pixar’s Monsters Inc. hit theaters.  Starring John Goodman and Billy Crystal, Monsters Inc. is one of Pixar’s most profitable films and continues to delight audiences even today.

With ground-breaking animation and a cast to boot, Monsters Inc. is certainly one of my favorite Pixar films and even won an Oscar for Randy Newman’s closing song, “If I Didn’t Have You”.

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To celebrate it’s 16th anniversary, here are 14 fun facts about Monsters Inc.!

14 Fun Facts about Monsters Inc.

The concept for Monsters Inc. was developed during a famous lunch meeting in 1994 where Pixar executives came up with ideas for four amazing films: Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, A  Bugs Life, and Wall-E.

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Boo is voiced by one of the story artists’ daughters.

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Sulley has more than 2.3 million strands of hair on his body and each one was individually animated.  A single frame of Sulley could take up to 12 hours to complete.

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Boo’s real name is Mary Gibbs.

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Randy Newman won his first Oscar for the film’s closing song, “If I Didn’t Have You”.

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Bill Murray was Pixar’s first choice for Sulley, but he never responded to their calls.  Classic Bill Murray.

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John Goodman (Sulley) and Billy Crystal (Mike) recorded their lines together…a rarity in film animation.

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Pete Docter’s original pitch for Monsters Inc. was to have a grown man be haunted by the monsters he drew as a kid.

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Randall’s anxious assistant, Fungus, was voiced by Frank Oz (the puppeteer behind Yoda, Miss Piggy, and Cookie Monster, to name a few).  He also came up with the name, Mike Wazowski.

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Bob Peterson, the guy who voices Dug in Up, is the same guy who voices Roz in Monster’s Inc.

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The Door Vault contains about 5.7 million doors.

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Monsters Inc. is the fourth film that Goodman and Steve Buscemi (Randall) have done together.

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There was also a special Monsters Inc. trailer made that was shown before Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  It involved Mike and Sulley playing charades with the answer being Harry Potter.

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The closing credits of Monsters Inc. state that, “NO MONSTERS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS MOTION PICTURE.”

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Never Look Back

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“I never look back, darling…it distracts from the now.”
The Incredibles

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