This first trailer for THE BOOK OF LIFE is a feisty one

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We’re starting to reach a ceiling of sorts with CGI-animated films. Sure, there’s a ton of great examples of the genre out there that look fantastic, but a standard style is also beginning to emerge, which neglects the fact that animation can be equally impressive and artistic. But this trailer for the Guillermo Del Toro produced The Book of Life? It’s got both style and substance in the visual department.

From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez 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.

The Book of Life stars the voices of Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana and Channing Tatum, with Jorge Gutierrez directing. It’s out in October.

Last Updated: May 30, 2014

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