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Bringing Disney∙Pixar’s 'Coco' to Life

Retired Community Manager

This fall, Southwest has celebrated Disney∙Pixar’s all-new, big-screen adventure “Coco” in a variety of ways, from local Customer activations in Mexico City, to a Customer sweepstakes, to most noticeably, a “Coco”- themed Boeing 737-700 flying throughout our system. We’ve connected many of our Customers and Employees to this inspiring film, but the most meaningful way was when Southwest made a wish happen for a little boy named Nathan. 




We first met Nathan when his mother, Erica, reached out with a request. She explained that her son, Nathan, has autism, and that many times, children with autism find an object or topic really piques their interest, and it just “sticks.” Nathan has become quite fixated on “Coco,” Erica explained. When Erica saw the Coco-themed plane, she knew she had to get Nathan on the plane. 


In early November, Nathan’s dream came true when Southwest invited him and his mother to fly from Oakland to Burbank on the “Coco” themed plane, along with Adrian Molina, the co-director of the film, and attend the premiere of “Coco” in L.A.


Nathan enjoyed the pre-premiere party and loved getting a chance to see the movie before it hit theatres in the U.S. You can now catch “Coco” in theatres, and if you see the “Coco” aircraft in the skies, share your photos using #CocoandSouthwest.