First Trailer & Poster for Guillermo del Toro's Animated 'Book of Life'
Following yesterday's first look photos, the first official trailer and poster for the animated film The Book of Life from producer Guillermo del Toro have arrived. The story follows the journey of Manolo (Diego Luna), an aspiring musician struggling with pleasing his family and winning over the love of his life (Zoe Saldana). There's some truly stunning animation on display here, like a mix of the world of Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas, but in the style of the Day of the Dead celebration. Channing Tatum seems a bit out of place as a rival romancer, but this still looks like an original adventure for everyone. Watch it!
Here's the first trailer for Jorge R. Gutierrez's The Book of Life, originally from Apple:
And here's the first poster for the animated film Book of Life, from Collider:
The Book of Life is directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez, who co-wrote the film with Douglas Langdale ("Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness"), and produced by Guillermo del Toro. The animated film tells the story of Manolo (Diego Luna), a young man torn between fulfilling the expectations of his father (Hector Elizondo) and grandfather (Danny Trejo) to become a bullfighter and following his heart by becoming a musician. Before choosing a path, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds, where he must face his greatest fears. Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube and Placido Domingo also lend their voices to the Fox Animation film which 20th Century Fox sends to theaters October 17th. Interested?
The art for this looks incredible, but I can't say the same about the animation. Also the shot compositions look really weak.
Danimal on May 29, 2014
Brian Ricci on May 30, 2014
Looks incredible! Much less dark than I expected from del Toro but wonderful
Eric Higgins-Freese on May 29, 2014
Nice looking, but story looks incredibly lame.
Nick Perkins on May 29, 2014
Love the world of the dead, really good colours, reminds me of a French animation called Baidir. You can see the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQmmdHifRZQ
Carpola on May 29, 2014
My name is Jeff.
mooreworthy on May 29, 2014
Ermagerd! It looks so wonderful~~!
DAVIDPD on May 29, 2014
Boy I hope that trailer music is no where near the movie.
Dan Hibiki on May 30, 2014
Agreed. The music in this trailer is bad!
EmagSamurai on May 30, 2014
Reminded me of Grim Fandango.
Mike on May 31, 2014
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