Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is headed back to school next month…
The second season of the 43-year-old Mexican American stand-up comedian/actor’s Netflix series will premiere on Wednesday, June 17.
In the series created by Kevin Hench, Iglesias stars as Gabe, a good-natured public high school teacher in Long Beach, CA who works at his alma mater. Gabe takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat assistant principal (Oscar Nuñez), but also to help them unlock their full potential.
Sherri Shepherd co-stars as the school’s principal, Paula.
Love is in the air for Part 2 of the series as Mr. Iglesias convinces his star student, Marisol (Cree Cicchino), and fellow student, Mikey (Fabrizio Guido), to go out for the school play of Romeo & Juliet while, unbeknownst to Gabe, Principal Paula plays Cupid to find him the girl of his dreams.
The series is part of a three-project deal Iglesias signed with Netflix in 2018, which also included a pair of stand-up specials.
Amazon will premiere the Puerto Rican comedian/actress’ one-hour comedy special Gina Brillon: The Floor Is Lavaon Friday, June 5.
In her third stand-up special, Brillon pulls no punches when discussing her childhood, culture and the transition from single to married life with her Midwestern husband as she guides the audience on a journey of love, laughter and heart.
Brillon’s first one-hour special, Pacifically Speaking, was produced by Gabriel Iglesias and aired on NuvoTV (2014).
She has made appearances on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham,E!’s Chelsea Lately,AXS’Gotham Comedy Live, The View,Late Night with Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Brillon has also appeared on television in CBS’ Kevin Can Wait on ABC’s The Conners.
In 2012, she became the first (and only) Latina winner of NBC’s Stand up for Diversity Showcase. She was selected to be part of Montreal’s Just For Laughs New Faces Showcase.
Brillon is also a singer, published writer, and poet. Her pieces have appeared in The New York Post and Daily News, among others.
In 2019, she was featured on Gabriel Iglesias’ “Beyond the Fluffy Tour” – hitting 46 cities around the US.
Her most recent half-hour special, Easily Offended, was one of the top shows among the Entre Nos franchise on HBO Latino, and is now streaming on all HBO digital platforms.
The people have spoken… And, they love Camila Cabello.
E! has revealed the roster of nominees for this year’s E! People’s Choice Awards, with the 22-year-old Cuban/Mexican singer earning three nods, tying her with Cardi B for the most nominations by a Latino/a artist.
Cabello, who’d previously earned three PCA nominations last year, is up for Female Artist of 2019. She’s also nominated for Song of 2019 and Music Video of 2019 for her chart-topping collaboration with Shawn Mendes, “Señorita.”
Cardi B, a three-time nominee last year, will face-off against Cabello in the Female Artist of 2019 category.
The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar is also in the running for Social Celebrity of 2019 and Style Star of 2019.
Bad Bunnyis a first-time nominee…
The 25-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer earned a nod in the cross-genre category of Male Artist of 2019. He’s also up for Latin Artist of 2019.
Jennifer Lopez, a two-time People’s Choice Awards winner, has earned two nods this year.
The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar will face-off against her “Dinero” collaborator, Cardi B, in the Style Star of 2019 category. And she’s also up for Concert Tour of 2019 for her hit It’s My Party tour.
Daddy Yankee has earned the first two PCA nods of his career…
The 42-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton singer & rapper is nominated for Latin Artist of the 2019, while his collaboration with Snow, “Con Calma,” is up for Music Video of 2019.
Other nominees includeMen in Black International actress Tessa Thompson (Female Movie Star of 2019); The Perfect Datestar Noah Centineo (Comedy Movie Star of 2019); How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’s America Ferrera (Animated Movie Star of 2019); Riverdale’s Camila Mendes (Female TV Star of 2019); RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Vanessa Vanjie Mateo (Competition Contestant of 2019); Latin boy band CNCO (Group of 2019); stand up comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias (Comedy Act of 2019); and Anuel AA, Maluma, Karol G, J Balvin, Natti Natasha and Becky G (Latin Artist of 2019).
Fan voting in 43 categories is underway and continues through Friday, October 18 at 11:59pm ET.
E! announced the voting commencement today. The broader nominations took place last month, and now voters can select from the lists of eight finalist nominees in categories covering movies, TV, music, podcasts, social media and assorted other genres.
Fans can vote online at pca.eonline.com, via Twitter or for select categories on Xfinity X1. Fans can vote up to 25 times per method, per category, per day if they vote via online or Twitter. Voting via Xfinity X1 has a limit of 25 times per ballot, per Xfinity X1 device, per candidate for the duration of the official voting window. Additionally, any vote cast on Tuesdays throughout the voting window will count twice.
The E! People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast live from Barker Hanger in Santa Monica on Sunday, November 10 at 9p ET/PT, with E! Live From The Red Carpet: The E! People’s Choice Awards 2019 kicking off at 7p ET/PT.
Here’s the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards Finalist List:
THE MOVIE OF 2019 Avengers: Endgame Toy Story 4 Captain Marvel Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw The Lion King John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum Us Spider-Man: Far From Home
THE COMEDY MOVIE OF 2019 The Upside Yesterday The Hustle Men in Black: International Long Shot Little Good Boys Murder Mystery
THE ACTION MOVIE OF 2019 Avengers: Endgame Spider-Man: Far From Home Captain Marvel John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Shazam! Godzilla: King of the Monsters Dark Phoenix Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
THE DRAMA MOVIE OF 2019 Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood Rocketman Five Feet Apart Glass Us Triple Frontier After Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
THE FAMILY MOVIE OF 2019 Toy Story 4 The Lion King Aladdin The Secret Life of Pets 2 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Pokémon Detective Pikachu The Angry Birds Movie 2
THE MALE MOVIE STAR OF 2019 Robert Downey Jr. Avengers: Endgame Chris Hemsworth Avengers: Endgame Tom Holland Spider-Man: Far From Home Will Smith Aladdin Keanu Reeves John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Samuel L. Jackson Captain Marvel Dwayne Johnson Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Adam Sandler Murder Mystery
THE FEMALE MOVIE STAR OF 2019 Millie Bobby Brown Godzilla: King of the Monsters Scarlett Johansson Avengers: Endgame Zendaya Spider-Man: Far From Home Sophie Turner Dark Phoenix Jennifer Aniston Murder Mystery Brie Larson Captain Marvel Lupita Nyong’o Us Tessa Thompson Men in Black: International
THE DRAMA MOVIE STAR OF 2019 Taron Egerton Rocketman Cole Sprouse Five Feet Apart Zac Efron Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile Lupita Nyong’o Us Leonardo DiCaprio Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood Brad Pitt Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood Sarah Paulson Glass Samuel L. Jackson Glass
THE COMEDY MOVIE STAR OF 2019 Ali Wong Always Be My Maybe Kevin Hart The Upside Rebel Wilson Isn’t It Romantic Adam Sandler Murder Mystery Liam Hemsworth Isn’t It Romantic Dwayne Johnson Fighting With My Family Mindy Kaling Late Night Noah Centineo The Perfect Date
THE ACTION MOVIE STAR OF 2019 Robert Downey Jr. Avengers: Endgame Chris Evans Avengers: Endgame Tom Holland Spider-Man: Far From Home Halle Berry John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Keanu Reeves John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Sophie Turner Dark Phoenix Brie Larson Captain Marvel Dwayne Johnson Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
THE ANIMATED MOVIE STAR OF 2019 America Ferrera How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Tom Hanks Toy Story 4 Kevin Hart The Secret Life of Pets 2 Beyoncé The Lion King Ryan Reynolds Pokémon Detective Pikachu Chris Pratt The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Tiffany Haddish The Secret Life of Pets 2 Awkwafina The Angry Birds Movie 2
THE SHOW OF 2019 Game of Thrones WWE Raw Stranger Things The Walking Dead The Big Bang Theory Riverdale This Is Us Grey’s Anatomy
THE DRAMA SHOW OF 2019 Grey’s Anatomy This Is Us Chicago P.D. Game of Thrones Stranger Things Big Little Lies Riverdale The Walking Dead
THE COMEDY SHOW OF 2019 The Big Bang Theory Saturday Night Live Modern Family The Good Place Grown-ish Veep Orange Is the New Black Schitt’s Creek
THE REALITY SHOW OF 2019 Keeping Up with the Kardashians Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta The Real Housewives of Atlanta The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Queer Eye Bachelor in Paradise Vanderpump Rules Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
THE COMPETITION SHOW OF 2019 American Idol RuPaul’s Drag Race America’s Got Talent The Masked Singer The Bachelor The Voice The Bachelorette The Challenge
THE MALE TV STAR OF 2019 Kit Harington Game of Thrones Cole Sprouse Riverdale Norman Reedus The Walking Dead Finn Wolfhard Stranger Things Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory Milo Ventimiglia This Is Us Sterling K. Brown This Is Us KJ Apa Riverdale
THE FEMALE TV STAR OF 2019 Mandy Moore This Is Us Millie Bobby Brown Stranger Things Sophie Turner Game of Thrones Danai Gurira The Walking Dead Camila Mendes Riverdale Lili Reinhart Riverdale Maisie Williams Game of Thrones Reese Witherspoon Big Little Lies
THE DRAMA TV STAR OF 2019 Zendaya Euphoria Norman Reedus The Walking Dead Sophie Turner Game of Thrones Millie Bobby Brown Stranger Things Reese Witherspoon Big Little Lies Maisie Williams Game of Thrones Lili Reinhart Riverdale Sterling K. Brown This Is Us
THE COMEDY TV STAR OF 2019 Leslie Jones Saturday Night Live Kristen Bell The Good Place Julia Louis-Dreyfus Veep Tiffany Haddish The Last O.G. Tracee Ellis Ross Black-ish Jameela Jamil The Good Place Yara Shahidi Grown-ish Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory
THE DAYTIME TALK SHOW OF 2019 The View Red Table Talk The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Wendy Williams Show Live with Kelly and Ryan Today Good Morning America The Real
THE NIGHTTIME TALK SHOW OF 2019 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Jimmy Kimmel Live! The Late Late Show with James Corden Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
THE COMPETITION CONTESTANT OF 2019 Buddy Valastro Buddy Vs. Duff Hannah Brown The Bachelorette Kodi Lee America’s Got Talent T-Pain The Masked Singer Colton Underwood The Bachelor Tyler Cameron The Bachelorette Tyler Oakley The Amazing Race Vanessa Vanjie Mateo RuPaul’s Drag Race
THE REALITY STAR OF 2019 Khloé Kardashian Keeping Up With the Kardashians Kyle Richards The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Lisa Vanderpump The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills NeNe Leakes The Real Housewives of Atlanta Jonatahn Van Ness Queer Eye Kandi Burruss The Real Housewives of Atlanta Kylie Jenner Keeping Up With the Kardashains Antoni Porowski Queer Eye
THE BINGEWORTHY SHOW OF 2019 Game of Thrones Orange Is the New Black Law & Order: Special Victims Unit The Umbrella Academy Queer Eye Outlander 13 Reasons Why Stranger Things
THE SCI-FI/FANTASY OF 2019 Stranger Things Shadowhunters Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Supernatural The Flash The Umbrella Academy Arrow The 100
THE MALE ARTIST OF 2019 Shawn Mendes Post Malone Ed Sheeran Drake Travis Scott Khalid Lil Nas X Bad Bunny
THE FEMALE ARTIST OF 2019 Ariana Grande Taylor Swift Cardi B Halsey Billie Eilish Miley Cyrus Camila Cabello P!nk
THE GROUP OF 2019 Jonas Brothers BTS 5 Seconds Of Summer Panic! At The Disco CNCO Imagine Dragons The Chainsmokers BLACKPINK
THE SONG OF 2019 Sucker Jonas Brothers 7 Rings Ariana Grande Old Town Road Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus Talk Khalid I Don’t Care Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber Dancing With A Stranger Sam Smith, Normani Bad Guy Billie Eilish Señorita Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
THE ALBUM OF 2019 Thank U, Next Ariana Grande Free Spirit Khalid WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, Billie Eilish WHERE DO WE GO? Cuz I Love You Lizzo Happiness Begins Jonas Brothers No.6 Collaborations Project Ed Sheeran Death Race for Love Juice WRLD Lover Taylor Swift
THE COUNTRY ARTIST OF 2019 Luke Combs Blake Shelton Carrie Underwood Luke Bryan Thomas Rhett Kane Brown Kelsea Ballerini Maren Morris
THE LATIN ARTIST OF 2019 Daddy Yankee Anuel AA Maluma Karol G Bad Bunny J Balvin Natti Natasha Becky G
THE MUSIC VIDEO OF 2019 Con Calma Daddy Yankee & Snow ME! Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco Kill This Love BLACKPINK 7 Rings Ariana Grande Bad Guy Billie Eilish Boy With Luv BTS feat. Halsey Dancing With A Stranger Sam Smith, Normani Señorita Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
THE CONCERT TOUR OF 2019 BTS Love Yourself, Speak Yourself Lady Gaga Enigma Ariana Grande Sweetener P!nk Beautiful Trauma Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods Jennifer Lopez It’s My Party Cher Here We Go Again Tour BLACKPINK BLACKPINK 2019 World
THE SOCIAL STAR OF 2019 Emma Chamberlain The Dolan Twins David Dobrik Rickey Thompson The Ace Family Shane Dawson Liza Koshy Tana Mongeau
THE BEAUTY INFLUENCER OF 2019 James Charles Nikita Dragun NikkiTutorials – Nikkie de Jager Jeffree Star RCL Beauty – Rachel Levin Desi Perkins Jackie Aina Bretman Rock
THE SOCIAL CELEBRITY OF 2019 Ariana Grande Taylor Swift Ellen DeGeneres Miley Cyrus Kim Kardashian West Cardi B Shawn Mendes Justin Bieber
THE ANIMAL STAR OF 2019 Jiffpom Doug the Pug Nala Cat Tuna The Chiweenie Juniper The Fox Shinjiro Ono – Marutaro tecuaniventura Lil BUB
THE COMEDY ACT OF 2019 Kevin Hart Kevin Hart: Irresponsible Joe Rogan Joe Rogan Show Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: one Show Fits All Trevor Noah Trevor Noah Tour Ken Jeong Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho Amy Schumer Amy Schumer: Growing Colleen Ballinger Miranda Sings…Your Welcome Wanda Sykes Wanda Sykes: Not Normal
THE STYLE STAR OF 2019 Kim Kardashian West Rihanna Celine Dion Lady Gaga Gigi Hadid Cardi B Jennifer Lopez Harry Styles
THE GAME CHANGER OF 2019 LeBron James NBA- Charity Megan Rapinoe U.S. Women’s Soccer-Equal Pay Coco Gauff Beat Venus Williams – Amazing Wimbeldon debut Drew Brees Surpassed Peyton Manning’s record Alex Morgan U.S. Women’s Soccer-Equal Pay Stephen Curry NBA- Charity Serena Williams Charity and Female Empowerment Simone Biles Historic and first female Triple Double & 6th all-around title
THE POP PODCAST OF 2019 Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness Armchair Expert Podcast with Dax Shepard Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe Whine Down with Jana Kramer Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown with Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley and Tanya Rad WTF with Marc Maron The Joe Rogan Experience
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesiasis returning for his sophomore year…
Netflix has renewed Mr. Iglesias, starring the 43-year-old Mexican American stand-up comedian and actor, for a second season.
In the series created by Kevin Hench, Iglesias stars as Gabe, a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. Gabe takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat assistant principal (Oscar Nuñez) but also to help them unlock their full potential.
Sherri Shepherd, Jacob Vargas, Maggie Geha, Richard Gant, Cree Cicchinoand Fabrizio Guidoco-star.
Hench returns for Season 2 as showrunner and will serve as executive producer alongside Iglesias, Ron DeBlasioand Joe Meloche.
“A lot of my fans ask me what I would be if I wasn’t a stand-up comic,” Iglesias said previously. “I tell them a history teacher because I love history. So it’s great that in this sitcom, I have the opportunity to live out my alternate reality had I not become Fluffy.”
The series is part of a three project deal Iglesias signed with Netflix a year ago, which also includes a pair of stand-up specials from the veteran comic.
The 66-year-old El Salvadoran & Guatemalan television producer, actress, and voice-over artistwill be honored with the Norman Lear Writer’s Award at the 34th Annual Imagen Awards, which will be held August 10 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Leschin is an industry veteran who has produced shows like George Lopez, Everybody Hates Chrisand East Los High. She currently is the co-executive producer of the Netflixoriginal series Mr. Iglesiasstarring Gabriel Iglesiasand Sherri Shepherd.
“Norman Lear is a towering legend in the entertainment industry having create some of Hollywood’s most ground-breaking sitcoms,” said Leschin. “He has inspired every writer to think beyond the norm and is someone I have always looked up to. I’m beyond honored.”
Leschin has had her hand in nearly every aspect of the entertainment industry. She began her career as a ballet dancer then turned to acting, having appeared in many iconic TV series including Beverly Hills 90210, Love Boat, ER,Quincy, Falcon Crest, Hill St. Blues and others. On the feature side, she has appeared in Saturday Night Fever and True Confessions.
The Norman Lear Writer’s Award honors those that have exhibited efforts towards increasing diversity within all aspects of the entertainment industry. Past recipients include Gloria Calderon Kellett, Peter Murrieta, John Leguizamo, Fred Armisenand Roberto Orci.
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesiasis ready to lead the class…
Netflix has announced plans to globally premiere the 42-year-old Mexican American comedian/actor’s multi-camera comedy Mr. Iglesias on Friday, June 21.
Iglesias plays Gabe, a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. Gabe takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat assistant principal (Oscar Nuñez) but also to help them unlock their full potential.
Sherri Shepherd, Jacob Vargas, Maggie Geha, Richard Gant, Cree Cicchino and Fabrizio Guido co-star.
“A lot of my fans ask me what I would be if I wasn’t a stand-up comic,” Iglesias said. “I tell them a history teacher because I love history. So it’s great that in this sitcom, I have the opportunity to live out my alternate reality had I not become Fluffy.”
The series is part of a three-project deal Iglesias signed with Netflix a year ago, which also includes a pair of stand-up specials from the veteran comic.
Mr. Iglesias is created by Kevin Hench and executive produced by Iglesias, Hench, Ron DeBlasio and Joe Meloche.
The track list for the UglyDolls Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has been revealed, with the 25-year-old Brazilian singer pulling double (language) duty on the album.
Anitta performs the track “Ugly” in English, as well as the Spanish-language version of the song, “Fea.”
In addition to Anitta, the album features a track from Kirstin Maldonad oand her Pentatonix(PTX) group mates.
The 26-year-old half-Mexican and part-Spanish American singer and her Grammy-winning a cappella group mates perform the track “You Make My Dreams.”
In addition to Anitta and Pentatonix, the soundtrack for the upcoming animated UglyDolls movie features new music from Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monae and Bebe Rexha.
The soundtrack is now available for pre-order, and will officially drop on April 26.
The movie features an all-star cast of voice-overs from Jonas, Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias, Pitbull, Blake Shelton, Monáe, Rexha, Charli XCX, Lizzo and much more. It follows the story of imperfect toys who travel to the town of Perfection in the hopes of becoming good enough for children to take them, with Clarkson voicing the pink main character, Moxy. UglyDolls hits theaters on May 3.
Here’s the full track list:
UglyDolls Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Tracklisting
1) Kelly Clarkson — “Broken & Beautiful (from the movie UGLYDOLLS)” 2) Kelly Clarkson — “Couldn’t Be Better (Pop Version)” 3) Kelly Clarkson — “Today’s the Day” 4) Kelly Clarkson and the UglyDolls Cast — “Couldn’t Be Better (Movie Version)” 5) UglyDolls Cast — “Today’s the (Perfect) Day” 6) Nick Jonas — “The Ugly Truth” 7) Pentatonix — “You Make My Dreams” 8) Nick Jonas — “The Uglier Truth” 9) Janelle Monáe (feat. Kelly Clarkson) — “All Dolled Up” 10) Janelle Monáe & Kelly Clarkson — “Unbreakable” 11) UglyDolls Cast — “The Big Finale” 12) Bebe Rexha — “Girl in the Mirror” 13) Anitta — “Ugly” 14) Why Don’t We — “Don’t Change” 15) Blake Shelton — “Wallflowers & Weeds” 16) Anitta — “Ugly (Fea)”
The 47-year-old Mexican-American actor has been cast as a series regular opposite Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias in Mr. Iglesias, Netflix’s upcoming comedy series from the comedian and Cristela co-creator/executive producer Kevin Hench.
In the comedy, Iglesias plays Gabe, a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat Assistant Principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential.
Vargas will play Tony Medina, Gabe’s longtime best friend and fellow teacher at the high school.
Iglesias executive produces with Hench.
Vargas is known for his role as Allesandro Montez on Sons of Anarchy. He stars in the feature The Public with Emilio Estevez, which will screen at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. His recent television credits include Luke Cage and HBO’s Mosaic.
He’s nowhere near voting age, but Anthony Gonzalez is beating superheroes at the box office…
The 13-year-old Latino actor voices the character of Miguel, a young Mexican boy with musical dreams who has a wondrous adventure in the Land of the Dead in Disney–Pixar’s animated film Coco, which won the Thanksgiving holiday box office.
Gonzalez’s Coco earned $71.2 million at 3,987 North American sites during the Wednesday-Sunday period, while Warner Bros.–DC Entertainment’s Justice League pulled in $60 million at 4,051 locations during the same timeframe in its second weekend in theaters.
Coco posted for the fourth-best Thanksgiving holiday opening ever, trailing three other Disney titles — Frozen with $93 million in 2013, Moana with $82 million in 2017 and Toy Story 3 with $80 million in 2010.
Audiences surveyed by comScore’s PostTrak gave Coco strong ratings with 66% calling it “excellent,” and another 23% rating it “very good.” Surveys also showed 77% of viewers saying they would “definitely recommend” the movie to friends and 20% saying they would watch it again in a theater.
Coco, directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, is based on the traditions surrounding the Day of the Dead holiday in Mexico and centers on a 12-year-old boy who dreams of becoming a musician and explores his family history in the Land of the Dead. The studio hasn’t released a price for the movie. Disney-Pixar titles are usually budgeted in the $175 million to $200 million range.
In addition to Gonzalez, in his breakout role, Coco’s ensemble voice cast includes Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Renee Victor, Edward James Olmos, Ana Ofelia Murguia, Jaime Camil, Sofia Espinosa, Gabriel Iglesias, Cheech Marin and Lombardo Boyar.
The holiday weekend is one of the busiest moviegoing periods of the year. According to comScore, this year’s five-day Thanksgiving weekend saw total grosses his $268 million — $7.5 million better than last year’s when Moana opened with $82 million, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them taking in $65 million in its second weekend.
The strong holiday performance left the 2017 overall domestic total at $9.71 billion, or 4% behind the same point last year, according to comScore. The industry fell behind last year’s record-setting total due to downbeat performances in August and October — so much so that the much-anticipated Dec. 15 opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi will probably not be enough to pulled this year even.