In The Book of Life, producer Guillermo del Toro has helped guide this romantic tale by director Jorge Gutierrez to fruition with some gorgeous animation and some familiar voices. Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, and Diego Luna headline the talented voice cast as Joaquin, Maria and Manolo respectively as the two vie for her heart.
The aesthetics of Dia de los Muertos, Mexico's holiday of remembrance for the dead, fill the screen and provide the backdrop for Manolo's journey from the Land of the Living to the Land of the Remembered and beyond. It's as much a love story as it is a story of self-discovery.
The Book of Life also stars the voices of Danny Trejo, Hector Elizondo, Placido Domingo, Ice Cube, and Christina Applegate. The movie premieres October 17, 2014.
From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Guttierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.