From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge R. Gutierrez comes a breathtaking animated comedy with a dazzling visual style unlike anything you’ve seen before. Torn between the expectations of his family and the desires of his heart, a young man named Manolo sets off on an epic quest, that spans three spectacular worlds, in order to reunite with his one true love and defend his village. Not your ordinary fairy tale, The Book of Life is a wondrous fantasy-adventure filled with magic, music and fun!
**All New Bonus Short: The Adventures of Chuy
**"No Matter Where You Are" Music Video by Us the Duo
**Audio Commentary by Jorge R. Gutierrez
Cast & Crew
Not dissimilar in merrily ghoulish spirit to 'The Nightmare Before Christmas', it's hugely entertaining.
Such a crowded, colorful, more-is-not-nearly-enough aesthetic could easily have felt garish and confusing. But for some reason, it doesn't.
Without a doubt, it is one of 2014's best animated films; a holiday delight that exuberantly bursts at the seams with irresistible cultural pride.
Whether en ingles o en espanol, The Book of Life is a delight. In an animated universe cluttered with kung-fu pandas, ice princesses and video-game heroes, Gutierrez and del Toro have conjured up an original vision.
The Book of Life moves breezily from one scene to the next, keeping the pace brisk and rarely skipping a beat.
A joyful, energetic but unconventional 3-D animated adventure with a distinct Latino flavour.
It isn't easy to stand out in a crowded animation field, but Dallas' Reel FX has done it with The Book of Life, one of the best animated films so far this year.