The well-known Disney-Pixar movie, Coco, won an Oscar this year at the Academy Awards thanks in part to the hard work of Daniel Arriaga. Daniel was a student of the Academy of Art University and is now senior director at Pixar .Animation Studios
Coco was in theaters this past November and is a tale about a boy who takes a trip through the Land of the Dead on a quest to become a musician. The movie is intricately detailed and vibrant and very detail-oriented. Coco even beat Ferdinand and The Boss Baby as far as popularity goes. Coco even won Best Original Song.
Daniel Arriaga gained many years of training in animation, and at his alma mater, he shared some valuable insight as to the culture and significance of the art throughout the entire movie. The movie is based on El Dia de los Muertos which translates to the “Day of the Dead,” and there was a lot of work put into it in order to bring the rich culture of Mexico alive. This special day is all about celebrating the lives of those who have passed on and honoring them and Coco is all about bringing these traditions alive. It is believed that the spirits of loved ones visit the earth on this day and is an opportunity for loved ones to reunite with their loved ones. El Dia de Los Muertos is a way to explain what this special day means visually and is a treat for the eyes.
The Academy of Art University is dedicated to challenging its students as well as providing experienced teachers to help their students to gain their educational goals. The University offers many ways to learn including architecture, art history, fashion, fine art, graphic design, and game development courses. The University also offers illustration, jewelry and metal arts, and photography classes.
The Academy was founded in 1929 and calls San Francisco its home. They are well-known for preparing their students for successful careers and fosters creative learning. They maintain an inclusive policy for admissions and offers high-quality learning opportunities to their students.