THE BOOK OF LIFE, a vibrant animated fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to reunite with his one true love and defend his village.
But Manolo and his equally courageous best friend Joaquin are not your typical Prince Charmings; the object of their affections is far from being your average princess; and THE BOOK OF LIFE is a fairy tale that doesn’t go by the book.
Presenting a grand mythology set in visually spectacular worlds never seen before, the film brings together director Jorge R. Gutierrez’s unique visual style and a crowd-pleasing mix of adventure, action, comedy, romance and music.
Its journey to the big screen began with, appropriately enough, a friendship. Producer Brad Booker, a Reel FX development executive, had known Gutierrez for over a decade and was eager to collaborate with him. The two filmmakers knew the project needed the perfect creative partner to help guide its path.
What actors sign their own parts in the film?
The actors all sing their own parts, despite some of them having little musical experience.
What rapper stars in the movie?
Ice Cube plays the Candle Maker. Near the end of film, he says "Today was a Good Day" which was a song by Ice Cube.
What other movie do Diego Luna and Zoë Saldana also appear in together?
Diego Luna and Zoë Saldana also appear in The Terminal (2004). In both films their characters fall in love.
What cop movie do Ice Cube and Channing Tatum star in?
Both Ice Cube and Channing Tatum star in the film 21 Jump Street and its sequel 22 Jump Street.
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