‘Coco’: There’s a Full Ernesto de la Cruz Version of ‘Remember Me’

Ernesto de la Cruz was known as the greatest musician of all time. However, this character wasn’t actually the artist behind the song “Remember Me.” There are several different versions of this song available on the official Coco soundtrack, created by Disney and Pixar. 

Here’s what we know about this award-winning animated film. 

Producer Darla K. Anderson and director Lee Unkrich of 'Coco' took part today in 'Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films' presentation
Producer Darla K. Anderson and director Lee Unkrich of ‘Coco’ took part today in ‘Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films’ presentation | Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney

Disney and Pixar’s ‘Coco’ included several original songs

Whether you’re shining shoes or performing at the plaza, you should never be afraid to seize your moment. Disney and Pixar’s animated film Coco debuted in 2017, introducing viewers to the Land of the Dead and the Riviera home. 

Since then, this production earned the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, and the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature.

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez are the masterminds behind the Coco original song “Remember Me.” However, several versions of this song appeared throughout the movie and afterward. 

Disney and Pixar’s ‘Coco’ included several versions of the song ‘Remember Me’ 

As one of Ernesto de la Cruz’ most iconic songs, there’s a version of this song performed by the character named Hector and another performed by Miguel. However, the best-known version is the version sung by Benjamin Bratt as his character Ernesto de la Cruz.

“I didn’t know that I could sing,” Bratt said during an interview with Mama Latina Tips. Of course, his character was known for being a renowned artist, and as a result, Bratt spoke and sang as this character. 

“So, here’s the deal. You know, I acknowledge that I’m a fairly decent actor, but I’ve always wanted to be a singer. I just admire singers so much, and musicians in general, because with singing your voice is your instrument. And it translates across all language, all cultures because a beautiful voice is a beautiful voice.”

The Bratt version of “Remember Me” has since earned over 45 million plays on the music platform Spotify, while the ‘Lullaby” version of this song holds over 30 million plays. There’s also a pop version of “Remember Me” that plays during the ending credits, performed by Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade.

There’s a ‘Coco’ concert experience available on Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+

Music is important to Miguel, even if his family didn’t initially support his musical dreams. In fact, some fans shared their love for Coco and its original music.

Aside from the animated film, there are other productions that feature songs like “Remember Me.” A Celebration of the Music from Coco is a live-to-film concert experience recorded at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. 

This production has since been made available for fans to stream on the platform, Disney+. Coco is available for streaming on Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+. To learn more about this subscription service, visit their website. 

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