Wednesday, February 21, 2018

PHOTO RECAP: 2018 CHICAGO TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW

Check Out ChiIL Mama's Adventures 
at 
The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show

 

Here at ChiIL Mama, it was our pleasure to cover The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show once again this year and to give away pairs of tickets to 10 of our readers as well. More than 250 exhibitors from across the globe were present in 2018, along with exciting programming including an array of expert speakers on the Travel, Destination and Savvy Traveler Theaters, the Taste of Travel Stage and the Global Beats Stage.

Disclosure: Thanks to CHICAGO TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW for providing us with tickets for our giveaway and review purposes. As always, all opinions, photos and adventures are my own.



A highlight for me was the media preview of the show Saturday morning, including a tour and a brief meet and greet with some of the speakers including Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of the Frommer Guides and Angel Castellanos, editor of AngelsTravelLounge.com. 





ChiIL Mama's Adventures at the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show. Show overview for media video. Keep watching for Pauline Frommer's excellent advice, tips from speakers & the scoop on the wellness travel industry.
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Enjoy ChiIL Mama's Full Photo Recap In The Slideshow Here
More favorite photos are embedded below.




AAA Travel was the Official Travel Agency Partner with an expanded presence including more travel partners, show specials and booking discounts than ever before! FL Keys & Key West and Rick Steves’ Europe rounded out the list, all with exciting travel options.




Expert Travel Theater speakers this year included Rick Steves, Host of Rick Steves Europe and Travel with Rick Steves, Europe Through the Back Door; Samantha Brown, Host of the new PBS show Samantha Brown’s Places to Love; Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of the Frommer Guides, Angel Castellanos, editor of AngelsTravelLounge.com.


2018 CHICAGO TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW FEATURED THOUSANDS OF VACATION OPTIONS, TOP TRAVEL CELEBRITIES AND NEW WELLNESS TRAVEL OFFERING

ChiIL Mama enjoys ChiILin' at Lake Geneva in real life too.


Anyone looking to find, plan and book their next vacation will find thousands of options to explore, destination experts to help them get there and tens of thousands of dollars in savings at the 14th annual Chicago Travel & Adventure Show.

Taking place February 10-11 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont) travel enthusiasts will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with well-known travel experts from around the world who are on-hand to help attendees dream, personalize and book their next trip. Also included in the price of admission is access to dozens of inspirational, educational and culturally focused sessions on five stages located right on the show floor, along with hands-on activities for the whole family.



The new Wellness Travel Experience pavilion will highlight health-focused travel suppliers, products, and services showcasing the latest trends and news in this growing travel segment. The program will also include educational stage presentations on both days of each show hosted by wellness travel expert Anne Dimon. Specific vendors and additional speakers will be announced at a future date.

Another highlight of the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show is the opportunity to meet and gain inspiration from the world’s top travel experts and celebrities as they present seminars and answer questions over the two-day event. 

Speaking on the Travel Theater are:
PBS’ “Places To Love” (and former Travel Channel) Host Samantha Brown
Frommer’s Travel Guides’ Executive Editor and syndicated radio personality Pauline Frommer, and  “Rick Steves’ Europe” CEO Rick Steves



At the Savvy Traveler Theater, visitors will interact with travel experts on subjects ranging from packing and travel technology, to maximizing credit card reward points and travel safety tips and plan in an unpredictable world.



At the Destination Theater, travelers will receive destination-specific information from local experts containing information on when to go, how to get there, what to see and local, off-the-beaten-path attractions from destinations such as Australia, Maui and Canada.



The Taste of Travel Theater highlights top chefs who present live cooking demonstrations right on the show floor. Featuring cuisines from around the world, guests will have the opportunity to taste samples and get a full cultural experience in a stadium-seating styled theater.





At the Global Beats Stage, attendees can feel the beat and experience the rhythm of cultural dances and musical performances during more than 20 presentations throughout the weekend.

Attending the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show is an adventure in-and-of-itself and presents hands-on activities suitable for the whole family. Guests can get their picture taken in their favorite destination at the Green Screen experience, scuba dive in a dive pool and ride a live camel, all under one roof. Guests will also have a chance to participate in an unprecedented give-away of a week-long vacation for two in an exotic locale, hosted by returning sponsor AAA.





“For the 14th iteration of the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show, we have worked tirelessly to offer both travel professionals and the public with the best information on current and exciting travel opportunities and trends from around the world,” said John Golicz, CEO of the Travel and Adventure Show. “This year’s show will be our biggest yet. Our efforts could not be realized without the help of our sponsors: AAA, Oklahoma, 1000TravelTips.com, and Rick Steves’ Europe.”
For event information, visit www.TravelShows.com/shows/chicago.

About Unicomm, LLC and the Travel & Adventure Show Series 
UNICOMM LLC is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in originating and managing world-class trade shows and conferences. Unicomm’s properties include the nation’s largest and longest running series of travel events, the Travel & Adventure Show in Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco/Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Philadelphia and Dallas.

For more information on attending or exhibiting at future events, please visit www.travelshows.com/shows/chicago.





About Samantha Brown

Samantha Brown is an American television host, notable for her work as the host of several Travel Channel shows including “Girl Meets Hawaii,” “Great Vacation Homes,” “Great Hotels,” “Passport to Europe,” “Passport to Latin America,” “Great Weekends,” “Green Getaways,” “Passport to China,” and “Samantha Brown’s Asia.” Brown will be continuing her career in travel with an upcoming travel show that will air on PBS beginning in 2018.

About Pauline Frommer

Pauline Frommer, award-winning writer and daughter of “Frommer’s” travel guide founder Arthur Frommer, is a leading travel writer whose books including “Pauline Frommer’s London” and “Pauline Frommer’s New York” have received multiple awards including “Best Guidebook of the Year” by the North American Travel Journalists Association.

About Rick Steves

Rick Steves is an American travel writer, author, activist and television personality. He is well-known as the host of the PBS travel documentary series “Rick Steves’ Europe.” Steves also has a public radio travel show called “Travel with Rick Steves” and has authored numerous travel guides.

About Anne Dimon

Founder & CEO of Travel To Wellness, Anne Dimon is a wellness travel consultant, industry journalist, and member of the Board of Directors of the new Wellness Tourism Association. A recognized wellness travel expert, Anne is often asked to speak on the topic, plus has hosted webinars for The Travel Institute’s travel advisors’ Well-Being Certification program. In 2016, she helped Virtuoso launch a Wellness Travel Community, and is currently working as Program Director Wellness for the Travel & Adventure Show.





Disclosure: Thanks to CHICAGO TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW for providing us with tickets for our giveaway and review purposes. As always, all opinions, photos and adventures are my own.


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IMAX® DOCUMENTARY PANDAS NARRATED BY KRISTEN BELL Begins in Select IMAX® Theatres Starting April 6, 2018

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KRISTEN BELL TO NARRATE UPCOMING 
IMAX® DOCUMENTARY PANDAS
The Adventure Begins in Select IMAX® Theatres Starting April 6, 2018


IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) and Warner Bros. Pictures announced that Kristen Bell (Frozen, TV’s “The Good Place”) will narrate the latest IMAX documentary adventure Pandas, a heartwarming global story about reintroducing captive born pandas to the wild. The film will be released in select IMAX® and IMAX® 3D theatres starting April 6, 2018.



The filmmakers from the acclaimed IMAX documentaries Born to Be Wild and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar take audiences on an exciting and educational new journey for the entire family, this time in China with a species loved the world over—Giant Pandas.

“I am thrilled to team up with IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures to help tell this incredible story in the larger-than-life IMAX format,” said Kristen Bell. “Pandas not only spotlights the important work being done to protect these beloved and ridiculously cute animals, but it provides us with inspiration and hope and showcases the great things we can achieve when we work together.”

Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp., added, "We’re tremendously excited to have the talented and engaging Kristen Bell join the IMAX family to narrate Pandas. We can’t wait to share this heartfelt journey that will transport IMAX audiences to the mountains of Sichuan in China and spotlight the incredible steps scientists are taking to protect and reintroduce these magnificent and adorable pandas into the wild.”



Jeff Goldstein, President Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, said, “We are so pleased to continue the tradition of bringing these wonderful IMAX adventures to families.  We’re proud to add Pandas to our slate and to give people an opportunity to see these amazing animals as never before.”

“I am delighted to continue my longstanding partnership with IMAX and Warner Bros. on Pandas,” said producer/writer Drew Fellman, who co-directed the film with David Douglas. “Shooting with IMAX cameras helped us deliver a dazzling and intimate experience and we’re thrilled to have Kristen Bell onboard to guide this one-of-a-kind IMAX adventure.”

Kristen Bell currently stars as Eleanor Shellstrop in season two of the TV series “The Good Place,” with Ted Danson, which has been renewed for a third season by NBC. Up next, she will star in the Netflix comedy “Like Father,” opposite Kelsey Grammer, and lend her voice to the animated film Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, both set for release in 2018.  Bell most recently executive produced and appeared in the ABC special “Encore,” about former high-school classmates who get together for an encore performance of their old musical theater productions. She also reprised her role as Anna in Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, a featurette based on the blockbuster animated feature Frozen, released alongside Coco. She is working on the sequel to Frozen, scheduled to hit theaters in fall 2019. Frozen has grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing animated film of all time. Bell also recently starred in A Bad Moms Christmas, alongside Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn. The film is a sequel to 2016’s Bad Moms, the first STX film to gross over $100 million domestically.

In 2016, Bell was seen as Jeannie Van Der Hooven in the Showtime series “House of Lies,” opposite Don Cheadle, which wrapped its fifth and final season.  In 2014, Bell reprised her beloved title role in the film Veronica Mars, which raised $2 million on Kickstarter in less than eleven hours and broke the record at the time for the fastest project to reach $1 million and $2 million. She appeared in a guest-starring arc on NBC’s hit series “Parks & Recreation,” and played the lead role in the independent film The Lifeguard, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. She also starred in and co-produced the comedy Hit & Run, written and directed by her husband, Dax Shepard. Her other film credits include CHIPs, How to Be a Latin Lover, The Boss, Movie 43, Some Girls, Writers, Big Miracle, You Again, Burlesque, When in Rome, Couples Retreat, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Pulse, Serious Moonlight and David Mamet’s Spartan. Her television credits include “Veronica Mars,” “Unsupervised,” “Deadwood,” “Heroes” and “Party Down.” Her Broadway credits include “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “The Crucible,” opposite Liam Neeson and Laura Linney.  Her Off-Broadway credits include “Reefer Madness” and “A Little Night Music.”

About Pandas
Pandas are beloved around the world, and now they are coming to the big screen in the IMAX® original film “Pandas,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family narrated by Kristen Bell (“Frozen,” TV’s “The Good Place”).

At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are taking the captive breeding program to the next level and preparing captive-born cubs for the wild.  This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear rehabilitator in rural New Hampshire.  What starts as a cross-cultural collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for one special panda named Qian Qian. The film, captured with IMAX® cameras, follows Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure into the mountains of Sichuan as she experiences nature for the first time and discovers her wild side.

David Douglas and Drew Fellman, the filmmakers behind “Born to be Wild” and “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” directed the film, which Fellman wrote and produced, with Douglas as director of photography.  Donald Kushner and Steve Ransohoff also produced the film, with Li Xiao Dong, David Haring, and Elie Samaha executive producing and Neal Allen serving as line producer. “Born to be Wild” and “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” editor Beth Spiegel and composer Mark Mothersbaugh collaborated with Douglas and Fellman once again, with sound design by Gus Koven.

IMAX Entertainment presents, in association with IMAX Documentary Films Capital, Jin Yi Culture Investment (HK) and Panda Productions, “Pandas.”  This film, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX, will be released in select IMAX® and IMAX® 3D theaters starting April 6, 2018.  The film is rated G.


About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.

IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with additional offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo, and Shanghai. As of September 30, 2017, there were 1,302 IMAX theatres (1,203 commercial multiplexes, 11 commercial destinations and 86 institutions) in 75 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management's assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

NEW RELEASE: Disney•Pixar’s Award Winning “Coco” Now Available Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ as well as on Movies Anywhere!

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Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” Celebrates


Family and the Art of Being Remembered

Nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature and winner of 11 Annie Awards, Disney•Pixar's Coco also finds its way onto 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray,™ DVD and On-Demand on February 27. 



2018 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS ® WINNER FOR BEST ANIMATED FEATURE    

“… the best animated feature of the year. It’s not even a contest.”
– Dwight Brown, Huffington Post

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Here at ChiIL Mama, we've loved Coco from the first time we saw it at a sneak peek press preview. Thanks to Disney Pixar for sending us a Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital copy that includes hours of bonus features like deleted scenes, the music of Coco and more. Check out our review below, along with newly released extras!

In celebration of Disney•Pixar's Coco now available on Digital and Movies Anywhere check out 3 newly released deleted scenes and two featurettes that shows how star Anthony Gonzalez learned he was cast as Miguel and how the animators designed the clothing for the skeleton characters.

"Dia De Los Muertos" – Deleted Scene

"Celebrity Tour" – Deleted Scene

"The Way Of The Riveras" – Deleted Scene

"You Got the Part" – Featurette Clip

"Animated Wedgies" – Featurette Clip



We are thrilled to share these clips from Disney•Pixar's Coco with our readers now that this phenomenal film is available Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ as well as on Movies Anywhere!




ChiIL Mama's Review: 
We adore Disney Pixar's multigenerational Mexican masterpiece and can't rave highly enough about it. This is THE film to see over the holiday season. The voice talent and original score are fantastic, as is the animation. It's stellar story telling of the highest magnitude with stunning visuals the whole family will enjoy. 

ChiIL Mama was invited to a sneak peek press preview of Coco two days before it opened to the public, where jaded critics were actually tearing up. This celebration of music, family, ancestors, and Mexican culture resonated with me and I can't wait to return with the whole family and catch it again. I love the adventure, the family relationships and the clever plot twists that make this a keeper. Coco is sure to delight audiences for generations to come. Oh SO highly recommended.


“For this music is my language
And the world es mi familia.”
~ MIGUEL, “Coco”


In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” aspiring musician Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal) on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.


“Coco” showcases the importance of family, 
honoring your ancestors and following your dreams. 



More about Disney•Pixar’s “COCO” for home:

With extensive bonus materials spanning from deleted scenes to story research in Mexico to designing the world of the Land of the Dead, the whole family will find hours of content to enjoy!

The critically acclaimed animated film celebrates the importance of family, honoring your ancestors and following your dreams, and includes extensive extras for the whole family

Disney•Pixar’s “Coco”—the story of a 12-year-old aspiring musician’s extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors—won a 2018 Golden Globe Award® for Best Animated Motion Picture, topped the domestic box office Thanksgiving holiday weekend, became the highest grossing film of all time in Mexico, broke records in China and earned widespread praise, receiving 96 percent from critics and 97 percent from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. Now this vibrant tale filled with love and laughter arrives home Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and on Movies Anywhere on Feb. 13, and on 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray,™ DVD and On-Demand on Feb. 27.

Through fresh and fascinating bonus material, adventurers of all ages will tag along with filmmakers as they soak in Día de los Muertos in Mexico; explore the essential role of music in “Coco;” and learn how the cast and crew personally connect with the film’s message. They’ll step behind the scenes to discover the inspiration behind the film’s creative costuming; Miguel’s beautifully complicated family; Dante the loyal Xolo dog; and the stunning worlds of both the dead and the living. Features also include deleted scenes, insightful filmmaker commentary, the music of Coco and more. 

"Coco" is packaged several ways to ensure viewers get the most out of their in-home viewing experience. The Multi-screen Edition (formerly the Blu-ray Combo Pack) includes Blu-ray, DVD and a Digital copy, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices. Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for Digital 4K Ultra HD or the 4K UHD Combo Pack, which includes 4K UHD, Blu-ray and a Digital copy. 4K Ultra HD provides four times the resolution of HD, bringing the rich color, textures and sounds to life and immersing viewers in two fantastically animated worlds. Dolby Atmos audio heightens the memorable score created by Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino and his 83-piece orchestra, as well as original songs like “Remember Me” by the Oscar®-winning team behind “Frozen,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.



BONUS FEATURES*

Blu-ray & Digital:
Deleted Scenes with Introductions - Director Lee Unkrich and co-director Adrian Molina talk about the deleted scenes and the part they played in the development of “Coco.”
Día de los Muertos - In this musical extravaganza, the colors and excitement of Día de los Muertos come to life as we meet superstar Ernesto de la Cruz.
The Way of the Riveras - A musical number in which Abuelita and Miguel prepare their Día de los Muertos celebration while she teaches him Rivera family history and traditions.
Celebrity Tour - Héctor, a Land of the Dead tour bus guide, agrees to help Miguel, revealed to be a living boy, on his quest to find de la Cruz.
The Bus Escape - The Rivera family catches up to Miguel and Héctor and attempts to halt their mission to find de la Cruz.
Alebrije Attack - Miguel and Héctor are interrupted on their journey to find de la Cruz by a fierce alebrije.
The Family Fix - After de la Cruz reveals his true colors, the Rivera family puts their dismay aside and comes together to repair the smashed guitar needed to send Miguel home.
To the Bridge - As the Land of the Dead counts down to the end of Día de los Muertos, Miguel and de la Cruz come head-to-head on the marigold bridge.
Filmmaker Commentary – Presented by Lee Unkrich (director), Adrian Molina (co-director) and Darla K. Anderson (producer).
The Music of “Coco” - Collaborating with musicians of Mexico and some unique instrumentation, this documentary explores the beautiful fusion of music essential to the story of “Coco.”
Paths to Pixar: “Coco” - Explore how the film crew’s personal stories resonate with the themes of the movie itself.
Welcome to the Fiesta - A musical exploration of the skeletons that make the Land of the Dead in “Coco” so wondrous and intriguing.
How to Draw a Skeleton - Pixar artist Daniel Arriaga gives a lesson on the quick and easy way to draw skeletons using simple shapes.
A Thousand Pictures a Day - Join the “Coco” crew on an immersive travelogue through Mexico, visiting families, artisans, cemeteries, and small villages during the Día de los Muertos holiday.
Mi Familia - Developing the Riveras was a labor of love that took the cast and crew on a deep dive into the meaning of family.
Land of Our Ancestors – Watch Pixar artists lovingly construct layer upon layer of architecture from many eras of Mexican history, bringing the Land of the Dead to life.
Fashion Through the Ages – The cast of characters in “Coco” are from many different eras, making for some magnificent costuming opportunities.
The Real Guitar – The majestic guitar that spurs Miguel on his journey through the Land of the Dead is a unique creation. Watch as it is initially designed by a Pixar artist and ultimately realized as a real instrument by a master luthier in this poetic ode to craftsmanship.
Dante - How the crew fell in love with the uniquely Mexican breed of Xoloitzcuintli (or “Xolo”) dogs that inspired Dante.
How to Make Papel Picado - Join Pixar artist Ana Ramírez González as we learn how papel picado is made traditionally, and then try your own approach to this beautiful art form.
Un Poco “Coco” - A montage of original animated pieces used to promote “Coco.”
“Coco Trailers” - Trailers include “Feeling,” “Dante’s Lunch,” “Destiny,” “Journey” and “Belong.”
DVD:
Filmmaker Commentary
Dante
About “Coco”

In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” Pixar Animation Studios’ 19th feature film, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt)—despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

The voice cast of “Coco” includes characters from the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead. From the Land of the Living, Anthony Gonzalez (“Ice Box,” TNT’s “The Last Ship”) lends his voice to Miguel, Renée Victor (“Weeds,” “The Apostle”) provides the authoritative voice of Abuelita, and Jaime Camil (CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” Disney Junior’s “Elena of Avalor,” “The Secret Lives of Pets”) is the voice of Papá. Lombardo Boyar (“Happy Feet,” TNT’s “Murder in the First”) voices a town mariachi, and Ana Ofelia Murguía is the voice of Miguel’s cherished great-grandmother Mamá Coco. Sofía Espinosa (“Gloria”) provides the voice of Miguel’s loving Mamá, and Luis Valdez (“Which Way Is Up,” director “La Bamba” and “The Cisco Kid”) lends his voice to Tío Berto, Miguel’s hardworking uncle.

From the Land of the Dead, Gael García Bernal (Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle”) helps bring to life charming trickster Héctor, Benjamin Bratt (Fox’s “Star,” “Doctor Strange”) is the voice of Miguel’s idol Ernesto de la Cruz, and Alanna Ubach (“Meet the Fockers,” Bravo’s “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”) provides the voice of Miguel’s great-great-grandmother Mamá Imelda. Alfonso Arau (“¡Three Amigos!” director/ producer “Like Water for Chocolate,” director “A Walk in the Clouds”) is the voice of Miguel’s late great-grandfather Papá Julio, Herbert Siguenza (“Larry Crowne,” “Ben 10: Alien Swarm”) lends his voice to both Tío Oscar and Tío Felipe, Miguel’s late identical twin uncles, and Gabriel Iglesias (“Planes,” “The Nut Job,” “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”) lends his voice to the Clerk. Natalia Cordova-Buckley (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”) provides the voice of legendary artist Frida Kahlo, Selene Luna (“My Bloody Valentine,” “Celebrity Wife Swap”) voices Miguel’s aunt Tía Rosita, and Edward James Olmos (“Blade Runner,” “Stand and Deliver”) lends his voice to Chicharrón.

Also lending their voices are Carla Medina, Dyana Ortelli, Blanca Araceli, Salvador Reyes, Cheech Marin, Octavio Solis and John Ratzenberger.

Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”) and co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) from a script by Molina and Matthew Aldrich (“Spinning Man”). Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”) produces, and John Lasseter is executive producer. “Coco” features an original score from Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino (“Up,” “Rogue One”), a song by Oscar winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (“Frozen”), 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, as well as cultural consultants Lalo Alcaraz, Marcela Davison Avilés and Octavio Solis.

Disc Specifications
Product SKUs:  
Digital = 4K UHD with HDR (HDR-10 or Dolby Vision), HD, SD
Physical = 4K UHD Combo Pack (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital HD/SD), Multi-screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD/SD) and DVD
Feature Run Time: Approximately 109 minutes
Rating: PG in U.S., G in CE, and G in CF
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Resolution: 4K UHD = 3840 x 2160, HD = 1920 x 1080, SD = 720 x 480
Audio: 
4K UHD Blu-ray = English Dolby Atmos, English, Spanish and French 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio;
4K UHD Digital = English Dolby Atmos (platform dependent), English 5.1, English 2.0;
Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 5.1 DTS-HDHR, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio;
DVD = English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
Subtitles: Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Closed Captions:  Digital = English; DVD = English
Social Media
Facebook: Facebook.com/pixarcoco
Website: movies.disney.com/coco
Twitter: Twitter.com/pixarcoco
Instagram: Instagram.com/pixarcoco



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Movies Anywhere simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers.  Movies Anywhere brings together the movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Participating digital retailers at launch are Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu. Movies Anywhere offers a library of over 7,300 digital movies at launch, including new releases, and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can connect their Movies Anywhere account with participating digital retailers and enjoy their favorite digital movies from the comfort of their living room and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere.  


ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

©2018 Disney/Pixar

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GIVEAWAY: WIN 4 Tickets to Opening Night of Monster Jam Triple Threat Series at Allstate Arena March 2-5

Chicago-area Fans Gear Up for 2018 Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series 

The most family-friendly, action-packed motorsport in the world races into Allstate Arena, March 2-5, 2018

Methanol fumes and fun... destruction and dust. The Monster Trucks are coming back to Allstate Arena for their annual Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series and we've got 4 free tickets for one of our lucky readers. ChiIL Mama will be there... will YOU?! 





ENTER HERE FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN 4 TICKETS FOR OPENING NIGHT 7PM FRIDAY 3/2/18!
Winner will be e-mailed and announced here and via our social media sites. Enter through midnight Tuesday, February 27th, 2018.

Check Out ChiIL Mama's Full Photo Recap From 2017 Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series Here:
More favorite shots are embedded below.



Monster Jam is one of the only sports where male and female world-class drivers, some generational rivals, are equals competing for the same championship on the same track. Following racing, new in 2018 across all Monster Jam events, fans in every city will have the chance to vote for the truck winner in the donut, wheelie and freestyle competitions by real-time, in-arena fan voting on their smartphones.




Show dates and times for Monster Jam Triple Threat Series at the Allstate Arena are: 7 p.m., Friday, March 2; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, March 3; 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Sunday, March 4, and 7 p.m., Monday, March 5.

Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $20. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster retail locations, the Allstate Arena box office, and by phone at (800) 745-3000.


Pit Parties on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to Noon give fans the opportunity to meet the Monster Jam athletes and get up close to the Monster Jam trucks. Pit passes are priced at $10 on Saturday, and $15 on Sunday, and can only be purchased in conjunction with tickets to the same-day Saturday or Sunday 1 p.m. show.





Monster Jam®, the most adrenaline-charged motorsports experience on the planet, will roar into the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., March 2-5, for six action-packed shows. The new season promises to bring local motorsport fans to the edge of their seats with high-flying, four-wheel excitement that is fun for the entire family.



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Featuring the eight most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Allstate Arena fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks. 



These world-class athletes vying to be the Chicago-area champion are: Colton Eichelberger from Paxton, Ill., son of 11-time Monster Jam World Finals champion, Tom Meents, driving Max-D; 19-year-old Tyler Menninga driving Grave Digger, arguably the most famous Monster Jam truck of all time; one of two female driver-athletes in the field, Kayla Blood, driving El Toro Loco; Myranda Cozad driving crowd-favorite Scooby-Doo; Bari Musawwir, Monster Jam’s first-ever Young Guns Shootout winner, driving Zombie; former Apache helicopter crew chief Tony Ochs, driving Soldier Fortune Black Ops; Trent Montgomery driving Megalodon, and Jack Brown driving the popular Monster Mutt Rottweiler.


ChiIL Tips:

As we wrote last year...helpful hint: Bring ear protection. Eh, what was that? I said, you'll be regretting not throwing in earplugs for everyone. What?! I can't hear you over the deafening roar of those powerful truck engines.   


I SAID....BRING EARPLUGS!  YOU CAN BUY SOME FUN TIRE SHAPED ONES ON SITE, BUT IF YOU'D RATHER SPEND THE CASH ON A COOL SHIRT YOU CAN WEAR MORE OFTEN OR A CREEPY SNO CONE CUP, THEN BRING YOUR OWN EARPLUGS.

Advanced tickets save over day of show, so buy your tickets now! Pit Passes are limited get those in advance or you may miss out. Got decent seats?! Ear protection is highly recommended for all and necessary for kids. They do sell over the ear, muff style earplugs for the kids there that look like Monster truck tires. Cute for the littles, but I'm not sure how much sound they block.  




Unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, Monster Jam takes center stage in the world’s most iconic venues, sporting meticulously manicured dirt tracks created with the sole purpose of pushing these perfectly engineered, larger-than-life trucks to the limit. Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet in distance and up to 35 feet in the air.







Fun for all ages. ChiIL Mama's been covering Monster Jam & shooting original photos there since 2011, and they still eagerly await the annual Allstate Arena show. They grew up with Monster Jam, making fun family memories and as teens, they still have a blast, introducing their friends to the Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series.




For more information, log on to MonsterJam.com or follow Monster Jam on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Feld Entertainment, Inc.
Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that uplift the human spirit and bring people together. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Sesame Street Live! and Marvel Universe LIVE! Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit feldentertainment.com for more information.


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