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  • 'Book of Life' weaves a tale of enchantment

    Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead may seem like a somber celebration as the focal point of a children's animated film. However, the roots of the Mexican holiday that typically spans from Halloween through All Saints' Day revolve around the essence of what brings families together.
  • Too much and too little in overwrought, Mexican-themed 'Book of Life'

    "The Book of Life" juxtaposes overwrought visual imagery with an undernourished, familiar story — regrettable flaws in one of the few animated films to focus on Latino characters and the rich heritage of Mexican folk culture. La Muerte (voiced...

    Review: 'The Book of Life' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'The Book of Life' ★★★ 1/2
    "The Book of Life" is a Mexican-accented kids' cartoon so colorful and unconventionally dazzling it almost reinvents the art form. Endlessly inventive, warm and traditional, it serves up Mexican culture in a riot of colors and mariachi-flavored music....

    'Book of Life' Director On Pitching Guillermo Del Toro, Mixing '1,000 Influences'

    It was the pitch from hell. Jorge Gutierrez had been granted entry to Guillermo Del Toro's Los Angeles home, hoping to convince the "Pan's Labyrinth" filmmaker to produce "The Book of Life," an animated fantasy centered around the Day of the Dead. He...

    Film Review: 'The Book of Life'

    The visuals outshine the story in "The Book of Life," a lively animated tale that mixes age-old myths with today's toon tropes. But what lovely visuals they are. The feature debut of smallscreen animator Jorge R. Gutierrez (co-creator of Nickelodeon's "El...