NEWS - The Book of Life Trailer
Reported by Cypo at 7:54 PM on Mon Jun 2 2014

20th Century Fox released the first trailer for the upcoming animated film The Book of Life.  Written and directed by Jorge Gutierrez (the co-creator of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera) and produced by Guillermo del Toro.

The Book of Life follows "The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds, where he must face his greatest fears."

The movie features the voices of Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Kate del Castillo, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Gabriel Iglesias, Cheech Marin, Hector Elizondo, and Danny Trejo.


Source: bookoflifemovie.com/
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Morec0
said at 11:58 AM on Thu Oct 16 2014
Finally! STYLE in 3D! I have a little more hope for the future of animation!
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 2:08 PM on Tue Jun 24 2014
Finally saw the trailer for this yesterday before How To Train Your Dragon 2.

I will admit: I nearly cried (my eyes. however, did get teary from focusing on something so astounding).

I'm convinced that, even before the release of this and Big Hero 6, 2014 will likely become the best year for animated movies in a long while.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:20 PM on Wed Jun 4 2014
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My gosh, a CG animated movie where the characters have visual variety and aren't perfectly symmetrical plastic dolls with no personality? Sold! Okay, maybe that's a harsh generalization of 3D animation, but it's nice to see something that has such a distinctive art-style. I don't know much about the plot so far, but this trailer was pretty good and it looks like this might be a charming, fun movie.
BlankSlate
said at 10:32 PM on Tue Jun 3 2014
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Manolo?

"Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl..."
LordofEvil96
said at 6:24 PM on Tue Jun 3 2014
This looks really really great. Not to mention most of the celebrity cast (with the exception of Tatum) sounds very promising in all their roles. Not to mention the animation looks beautiful and the character designs are just as fantastic.
SierraVO
said at 3:28 PM on Tue Jun 3 2014
I feel like everyone is using Thirty Seconds to Mars songs in their trailers now...-_-
VctrBnsn
said at 7:36 AM on Wed Jun 4 2014
@SierraVO Although it doesn't really bother me, this trailer could have used some actual, tasteful Hispanic music.
skeletonking1234
said at 6:19 AM on Tue Jun 3 2014
I am very excited for this film. The animation is hard to describe why I like it, but being a fan of El Tigre, the designs here are like how Doug Walker put it for Brad Birds work, it looks like it was drawn first and then animated, and here the 2D designs in El Tigre work very well in 3D and allow for a lot of fantastic cartoony expressions.I also love that this whole film has an artistic touch that many animated films never really seem to carry over, which I also really love. Also I'm very excited for the film primarily because of all the people working on it, the creator of El Tigre, Guillermo Del Toro, Danny Trejo, Ron Perlman, Hector Elizondo, Cheech Marin, Gabriel Iglesias, it's like they took everyone of the most talented hispanic people in the business and put them in one film, (All they need is Antonio Banderas).
Fulgore2005
said at 2:58 AM on Tue Jun 3 2014
Hector and Trejo are in this? That means we have two Banes working on the show.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:35 AM on Tue Jun 3 2014
@Fulgore2005 Three, Carlos is in this movie
madalex1234
said at 6:12 AM on Tue Jun 3 2014
@Music Meister Four, if you count Ron Perlman's bit part.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:58 PM on Mon Jun 2 2014
I'm down to clown with what I saw
VctrBnsn
said at 8:30 PM on Mon Jun 2 2014
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I think this looks very interesting. The art style is unique, going against the stereotype that CGI animation is impersonal and lacks an artists touch, and the cast sounds great, although Channing Tatun sounds a little out of place (for some reason the 22 Jump Street trailer comes to mind). One other thing, isn't disney also working on a project dealing with the Day of the Dead?
demon-rabbit94
said at 9:21 PM on Mon Jun 2 2014
@VctrBnsn Pixar is also making a movie about Día de los Muertos. There is no official release date yet. I've read that "The Book of Life" was originally pitched to Dreamworks in 2007, but they had "creative differences".
I like the unique animation style and the artistic design. (Looks like a lot of interesting animated movie are coming out this year.)
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