Turn family movie night into a fiesta with this Easy Disney Pixar Coco Dessert Idea to Celebrate the Blu-Ray Release. This post is sponsored by Disney•Pixar. All delicious opinions are my own. May contain commissioned links. #PixarCoco
Easy Disney Pixar Coco Dessert Idea
Bring the familia together for an unforgettable family movie night!
Disney•Pixar’s Coco is now available on Blu-Ray and we’re celebrating the new at-home release with this delicious and easy Disney Pixar Coco Dessert Idea! See why your family needs to own Coco on Blu-Ray with tons of great bonus features, plus make these FUN layered Coco inspired Jello cups + adorable banner for a one-of-a-kind Coco movie night treat.
Disney•Pixar’s Coco, Now on Blu-Ray
Disney has done it again. A beautiful story, inspiring culture, catchy music and tears – all of the tears. Your family can now bring home Disney•Pixar’s Coco, the 2018 Golden Globe winning animated film for an instant family classic that will be enjoyed again and again (you can check out my Coco movie review for more of my thoughts).
Now on Blu-Ray, I love immersing my family into rich Mexican culture, tradition and most importantly – the emphasis on family love. Being a Disney movie family, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on this new addition to our collection. With over 2 hours of amazing bonus features, we love getting first-hand behind-the-scenes info on the making of this amazing film.
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Disney•Pixar’s Coco Bonus Features
Get deeper into the making of this epic family film at home with these exclusive Disney•Pixar’s Coco Bonus Features. Included with your copy are over 2 hours of behind-the-scenes look into this Oscar winning animated feature.
- 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.”
Easy Disney Pixar Coco Dessert Idea | Layered Coco Jello Cups
One of my favorite themes throughout Disney•Pixar’s Coco is the vivid imagery used throughout the film. Those vibrant colors bring so much life into the story, so much so that I needed to bring those colors into our latest delicious Disney inspired dessert. This easy Disney Pixar Coco Dessert Idea is the perfect addition to your family movie night – with lots of sweetness, vibrant color and a little nod to the beautiful culture.
What You Will Need:
- Cherry Jell-O
- Orange Jell-O
- Raspberry Jell-O
- Berry Blue Jell-O
- 6 to 8 clear plastic cocktail cups
- Bright colored cardstock (or index cards)
- Various fun single hole punchers for crafts
- Decorative edge scissors
- Hot glue gun
- OPTIONAL: Skull toothpicks
Make Jell-O according to quick set directions. Layer each flavor into cocktail cups, tarting with the blue layer on the bottom, then raspberry, then orange, then cherry on top. I did about 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick. Allow each layer to harden before adding the next layer.
Meanwhile, use your single hole punch on your cardstock, about 2 inches between punches. Cut out your hole punch using your decorative scissors – making into a mini Coco inspired banner. Glue banner together onto string and then glue between two toothpicks. Place toothpicks into hardened Jell-O cups.
No time for banners? Adorable toothpicks like these would be an easy and festive alternative!
However you enjoy this Easy Disney Pixar Coco Dessert Idea, it’s sure to be a big hit with your family. My kids loved making and eating this festive and colorful Coco inspired treat!
Ready for a family movie night fiesta? Pick up your copy of Disney•Pixar’s Coco, now available on Blu-Ray. Plus don’t forget to make this festive and easy Disney Pixar Coco Dessert Idea for a sweet and fun treat to enjoy while you watch this Oscar-winning movie!
Is your family excited to own Disney•Pixar’s Coco?
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Amy D says
I love the picks and how you made it two different colors. This little treat will make watching the movie so much more fun!
Dandi D says
What a fun idea–I would really like to watch this movie with my children!
Dana Rodriguez says
This is a super cute idea. I have heard so many good things about this movie!
Janet W. says
The jello cups are such a fun and delicious idea! My grandsons would love this special treat!
Lauryn R says
Yummy! This Coco themed dessert sounds (and looks!) delicious! I am definitely going to make some for my kids when we finally buy and watch it! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
shelly peterson says
What a great dessert idea. My grandsons would love it.
These are cute and fun looking. I bet the kids enjoyed them.