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The Book of Life (2014)

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Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

Director:

Jorge R. Gutiérrez (as Jorge R. Gutierrez)

Writers:

Jorge R. Gutiérrez (screenplay by) (as Jorge R. Gutierrez), Doug Langdale (screenplay by)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diego Luna ... Manolo (voice)
Zoe Saldana ... Maria (voice)
Channing Tatum ... Joaquin (voice)
Ron Perlman ... Xibalba (voice)
Christina Applegate ... Mary Beth (voice)
Ice Cube ... Candle Maker (voice)
Kate del Castillo ... La Muerte (voice)
Hector Elizondo ... Carlos Sanchez (voice)
Danny Trejo ... Skeleton Luis (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui ... General Posada / Dali / Chuy (voice)
Ana de la Reguera ... Skeleton Carmen (voice)
Emil-Bastien Bouffard ... Young Manolo (voice)
Elijah Rodriguez ... Young Joaquin (voice) (as Elias Garza)
Genesis Ochoa ... Young Maria (voice)
Plácido Domingo ... Skeleton Jorge (voice)
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Storyline

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. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild action, rude humor, some thematic elements and brief scary images | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

17 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Day of the Dead See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,005,218, 19 October 2014

Gross USA:

$50,151,543

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$99,783,556
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The first bull that Manolo fights is behind a door that has the word "Asesino" painted in it, which means assassin or murderer in Spanish. See more »

Goofs

Mary Beth says that November 2 is the Day of the Dead which is partly true. The "Day" in fact lasts from October 31 to November 2. See more »

Quotes

[Last lines]
Candle Maker: Go write your own stories.
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Soundtracks

El Aparato
Written by Rubén Albarrán (as Ruben Isaac Albarran Ortega), Emmanuel del Real (as Emmanuel del Real Diaz), Quique Rangel (as Enrique Rangel Arroyo) and Joselo Rangel (as Jose Alfredo Rangel Arroyo)
Performed by Café Tacvba
Courtesy of Warner Music Mexico SA de CV
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Perfect for kids but even better for adults
20 October 2014 | by abisioSee all my reviews

First lets; clarify; I am not Mexican nor any in my family and friend group; however it has been a long long time since we catch kids movie able to captivate 5,6,7 or 8 year old girls and boy and the parents that took them. Just the quality, colors and artistry of the images; makes the movie worth; but the subject matter is even more impressive. How many times you were able to really laugh on a subject matter like death and make children (and adults) happy with an adventure that is pure entertainment but also gives a quite poetic look at life and dead. In brief; take your children to see it as an excuse; you probably will enjoy it even more. Forget PIXAR formula products; this is just a masterpiece


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