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Jorge Gutierrez and the Bulletproof Heart Behind "The Book of Life"

by Ed Liuon January 27, 2015
Born in Mexico City and raised in Tijuana, Jorge Gutierrez grew up on a multi-pop-cultural mix of Japanese anime, American Popeye cartoons, and Mexican Cantinflas movies. Over the objections of his father (who didn’t consider animation a “real art”), he attended the famed California Institute of the Arts, perpetually wondering why the Mexico and Latin-American […]
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How to Be a Tough Guy the Danny Trejo Way

by Ed Liuon January 26, 2015
Danny Trejo spent his youth throughout the 1960’s in and out of all the California state penitentiaries, but had gone clean and sober and straight after getting released in 1969. In 1985, he was working as a drug counselor when a young, recovering addict gave him a call asking for help, saying he was about […]

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Making Beautiful Music with "The Book of Life" Composer Gustavo Santaolalla

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2015
Multi-talented Gustavo Santaolalla has made an impact in the world of music as a musician, a songwriter, an album producer, and a film music composer. The Argentinan-born musician began his career as a teenager when he founded the rock band Arco Iris in the late 1960’s, which fused rock and Latin American folk music to […]
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Hollywood Reporter Posts First Look at Guillermo del Toro-Produced "The Book of Life" Concept Art

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has posted two pieces of concept art from The Book of Life, an upcoming animated feature film from Fox Animation and Reel FX Studios (Free Birds), co-written and directed by Jorge Gutierrez and co-produced by Guillermo del Toro. The Book of Life is based on the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday, […]

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Disney Announces Animated Feature Schedule Through 2018

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2013
Walt Disney Feature Animation has announced its slate of movies scheduled through 2018, adding 8 new films to the 6 already announced: Monsters University – Pixar (June 21, 2013) Frozen – Walt Disney Animation (November 27, 2013) The Good Dinosaur – Pixar (May 30, 2014) Big Hero 6 – Walt Disney Animation/Marvel (November 7, 2014) […]
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Disney Backpedals on Merida Redesign, "Dia de los Muertos" Trademark Application

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2013
A report on Deadline.com cites anonymous Disney sources that a proposed redesign of Brave‘s Princess Merida does not match a widely publicized image that has drawn a firestorm of controversy, including sharply critical comments from Brave co-director Brenda Chapman (who was replaced as director late in the development process and is currently working for DreamWorks […]