Inigo Pascual joins other Filipinos who made headlines in providing voices for international films; as he sang the Philippine version of the theme song ‘Remember Me’ of Disney-Pixar’s latest animated flick ‘Coco’. His name stands side-by-side along with the ever lustrous Lea Salonga who gave the singing voices to Walt Disney’s Princess Jasmine of ‘Aladdin’ (1992) and ‘Mulan’ (1998), respectively; and two more young stars followed suit—Sam Concepcion sang the theme song of Dreamworks-United International Pictures’ (UIP) ‘Kung Fu Panda’ (2008), Janella Salvador for the singing voice of the Philippine version song of Walt Disney’s ‘Moana’ (2016).
On November 19 at a special show the Venice Piazza Grand Canal Mall in Taguig, the 20-year-old Pascual recently sang the song composed by Academy Award-winning songwriters—Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Both Lopezes were the ones responsible for the highly successful music of ‘Frozen’ (2013).
“I am honored to sing this song because it is about family and remembering the people we love.
“It reminds us to appreciate the love and sacrifice that our families had to make in order for us to arrive where we are,” said Inigo.
In the film, the said song is the Ernesto dela Cruz’s signature piece. Dela Cruz is the most famous musician in the history of Mexico and Miguel’s idol. Revered by fans worldwide until his untimely death, the charming and charismatic musician is even more beloved in the Land of the Dead. Later on, that song caught the fancy of the 12 year old aspiring musician–Miguel Rivera.
‘Coco’ opened in Philippine cinemas last November 22.