Edward James Olmos has a really important role in this movie. He doesn’t have tons of dialogue but his role is very inspirational and purposeful to Disney•Pixar’s COCO. Like his character my interview with him was inspirational and amazing. What a man with really deep roots and deep beliefs who is willing to share very personal stories of his family and his experiences. Edward James Olmos quotes about COCO that he shared during our interview were just as inspirational as his character.
Slight spoilers below. If you haven’t seen the movie you might need to stop reading.
Edward James Olmos is the voice of “Chicharron”. His character is a friend of Hector. He is a hoarder who’s surrounded by his belongings. He is sadly being forgotten so he tends to surround himself with material things. The creators mentioned that his character was made a bit darker and more detailed with texture than any other characters.
Edward James Olmos Quotes about COCO
“Thinking about my grandparents, my great-grandparents. Thinking about it just conjures up the reason why we are who we are. You start to get into your memory of where you come from and who made you that way and especially with your parents. You start with them, but this was very emotional for me. Even right now thinking about it I get emotional.”
“The film itself is very direct in making you feel that the Day of the Dead is a very needed moment in everybody’s life. Everybody has their own way of dealing with their past and where they come from and each culture has their own way of doing it and it’s wonderful when you learn about it, but this is the first time that I’ve ever seen this explained so simply.”
“I think we have right to be defensive of our culture because the art forms have a tendency to exploit. They romanticize, glamorize, exploit the material. They try to make money with it and in a way, you know, that’s what it is. This is a business. The entertainment business, but in a case like this is probably the most effective and the most important film that’s come out of the Hollywood system because at this moment in time. When they started to do this that it would come out in this year – this month and the situation would be what we’re experiencing right this moment.”
“And have made this movie are very well entrenched inside of what it means, but they don’t have, they don’t have the faintest idea what’s going to happen with this movie. Twenty years from today, every Latino family and then many, many other cultures also will have this film in their library of, and put it in whenever the kids are around.”
Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens is now playing in theaters.
This movie is about family, tradition, love, and remembrance! It is an amazing movie you won’t want to miss and you will want to take your family to see it this Thanksgiving!
Find a special 20 minute short prior to COCO called “Olaf’s Frozen Adventures.” Exclusively playing prior to COCO in theaters everywhere!
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