Disney•Pixar’s Coco is taking to both the big screen and the skies—thanks to Southwest Airlines! A Coco-themed Boeing 737-700 aircraft—emblazoned with the vibrant Coco logo and artwork inspired by the film—was unveiled by Southwest with high-flying style. We went to see for ourselves and met Co-Director Adrian Molina, Director Lee Unkrich, Anthony Gonzales—the voice of Miguel himself in Coco—and Producer Darla K. Anderson:
Southwest and Coco are a perfect pair because they share universal themes—a strong connection to family and chasing big dreams. Unkrich says, “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.” Check it out:
The colorful aircraft will fly among the carrier’s nearly 100 destinations throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean through the end of 2017. If you spot the Coco plane, make sure to share your own photos using #CocoAndSouthwest. To make your wanderlust more intense, we’ve heard news that customers onboard flights beginning November 1 will experience the adventures of Coco through movie clips and trailers (with the launch of the Disney•Pixar Coco OnDemand Channel) to get everyone excited about Coco in theaters in 3D this Thanksgiving. Be sure to tune in while you patiently await the film’s Nov. 22 debut!
But wait … there’s even more reason to celebrate Coco! Later this fall, the film’s catchy tunes will come to life onboard the Coco aircraft with a Live at 35 in-flight concert performance. 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.
A Coco concert in the clouds? Count us in!