South America’s Day of the Dead is the setting for “The Book of Life,” an animated feature scheduled to open in time for – well, for the Day of the Dead. Producer Guillermo del Toro has put together an all-star cast to tell the fantastic tale.
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South America’s Day of the Dead is the setting for “The Book of Life,” an animated feature scheduled to open in time for – well, for the Day of the Dead. “The Book of Life” will tell the journey of a young man (voiced by Channing Tatum) torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and listening to his heart. Before he can choose which path to follow, he must embark on an journey into three worlds, in which he will face his greatest fears.
Producer Guillermo del Toro has put together an all-star cast to voice the animated project, including Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Christina Applegate, Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo, Ice Cube, Cheech Marin, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, and Diego Luna. The film was directed by Jorge Gutierrez.
The film, described as a “Romeo and Juliet”-inspired love story, is garnering praise for its non-exploitative use of the Day of the Dead imagery and setting, as well as for its fresh visual style, and its unique takes on pop music favorites.
You can get a quick peek at the film by clicking on the photo below.
From “The Book of Life” animated movie comes ”The Book of Life” Maria Pop! Vinyl Figure available now on Amazon.com. Rendered in Funko’s fantastic Pop! Vinyl Figure format, this figure of Maria features the female protagonist of the film measuring 3 3/4-inches tall. Figures of Manolo, Manolo Remembered, and King Xibalba are also available. Search for them on Amazon.com. – Candy
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