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Reel FX Announces Jorge Gutierrez’s “Untitled Kung Fu Space Western”

by Todd DuBoison February 19, 2015
In an interview with Toonzone news last month The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez revealed that he was doing writing and designing for his next film, a “Mexican kung-fu movie”, and now Reel FX has formally announced the project and released the first piece of concept art for the director’s “Untitled Kung Fu Space […]
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Review: “The Book of Life” Blu-ray is a Delightful Feast of Excess

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2015
The Book of Life is an exuberant, almost overwhelming riot of a movie that is a blast of fresh air in the increasingly crowded field of kids’ animated feature films. It delivers a carefully calibrated measure of excess, overwhelming audiences with its visual flair and energy by drawing on Mexican folk art traditions, especially those […]

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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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Entering the Land of the Remembered in “The Book of Life”

by Ed Liuon January 8, 2015
Animation Scoop has posted a brief interview and several video clips with director Jorge Gutierrez discussing the scene of Manolo entering the Land of the Remembered in the CGI animated feature film The Book of Life. Gutierrez discusses the many challenges of the scene (which received a very prominent place in the trailers for the […]


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, […]