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Pixar’s Lee Unkrich Pays Tribute to Mamá Coco, Ana Ofelia Murguía

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Over the vacation weekend, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Mexican actress and voice of Mamá Coco from Pixar’s award-winning animated function Coco, handed away. Deadline confirmed the demise of the 90-year-old nationwide treasure, whose efficiency within the movie received the hearts of audiences worldwide.

Murguía’s warm-hearted flip as Mamá Coco was a key a part of the movie’s candy story of generational love throughout Latin America’s remembrance vacation, Dia de Los Muertos. Coco director Lee Unkrich (a Pixar veteran who additionally made Toy Story 3 and co-directed Discovering Nemo, amongst others) took to Instragram to recollect her. “I simply heard the unhappy information that Ana Ofelia Murguía, the beloved Mexican actress who voiced Mamá Coco, has handed away on the age of 90. She’ll be a treasured addition to our ofrenda this yr,” he shared as seen within the put up beneath.

Murguía was the emotional core of Disney and Pixar’s two-time Oscar-winning animated function; her efficiency of “Bear in mind Me” with Anthony Gonzales (who voiced Miguel) nonetheless drives us to tears. The actress leaves a long-lasting legacy in Mexican cinema’s golden age of movie and TV with a profession spanning over 40 years.


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