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HIT Entertainment Adds Televisa to New "Bob the Builder" CGI Series

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HIT ENTERTAINMENT EXPANDS BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP WITH TELEVISA WITH DEBUT OF ALL-NEW CG ANIMATED BOB THE BUILDER® SERIES IN 2016 Mexico’s #1 Free to Air Broadcaster to Add Reimagined Series to its All-Star Preschool Programming NEW YORK, NY—February 24, 2015— HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading pre-school entertainment companies and a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., […]

Review: "The Book of Life" Blu-ray is a Delightful Feast of Excess

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

How to Be a Tough Guy the Danny Trejo Way

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

GusGus Turns Live Action Into Animation In Mexico

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Icelandic techno musical group GusGus has released a music video for “Mexico” – the title track from their ninth album – usinglive action transformed into a variety of animations…

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