I can say this much for Reel FX’s second full-length feature animated film: it’s got spunk. Unfortunately, it takes more than that to make a great movie. That’s not to say that The Book of Life is a complete waste of time—the unique style of character and set design along with the heartfelt music and whimsical tone of the film kept me entertained throughout the 95 minutes. As far as repeated viewings and overall longevity of the film in animation history—for me, I can’t see myself ever longing to open this book again.
It’s hard to believe that fall is already upon us, but here we are. The best thing about it is that we’ve got some terrific animated feature films to see over the next few months.
Here is Animation Fascination’s official look at the major animated feature films coming to U.S. theaters this fall.
20th Century Fox and Reel FX have released a new trailer for their upcoming animated feature The Book of Life. Check it out after the jump …
So, as much as I have always loved comics, cartoons and everything related to the world of being a nerd, generally, I have never attended or paid much attention to the many, varying comic conventions that are so popular these days. Maybe because I haven’t lived in SOCAL that long, but I now realize how incredibly out of the loop I am. In researching what, in relation to animation, this year’s Comic-Con has to offer, I have been bowled over by all the cool exhibits, guests and products available to the 130,000 fans that managed to get tickets to this exclusive event. I went online to try to pick up a ticket for Sunday because I am off work, but apparently I need to locate the Doctor about traveling back in time, since they are all long sold-out.
The first trailer for producer Guillermo Del Toro and writer/director Jorge Gutierrez‘s new animated film The Book of Life is now available online. First reaction: this movie looks beautiful. Check it out after the jump…
Site columnist Jessica Wersky joins Marc to catch up on and discuss all the latest animation news. This episode is full of Disney properties with a dash of DreamWorks and Reel FX.
News discussed this episode: Frozen joining the one billion dollars club at the box office as well as winning the Oscar for best animated feature and a possible ride we’d like to see built at Disney World/Disneyland. Star Wars Rebels character profiles, and a possible new Shrek film in the future.
(Recorded on 03/03/14)
20th Century Fox hosted a private showing this week of art from their upcoming animated feature film The Book of Life. The event took place at the Ace Gallery in Los Angeles and featured a display of concept art, sketches, and paintings that have helped define the look and feel of the film.
Coming to a theater near you in 2014—lots of animated films! 2014 looks to be a great year for animated motion pictures. Here is Animation Fascination’s guide to all of the new animated movies scheduled to be released in theaters this year.
20th Century Fox Animation and Reel FX Animation Studios just announced the star-
studded ensemble for their upcoming animated comedy The Book of Life. Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo and Ron Perlman will star with Cheech Marin, Hector Elizondo, Placido Domingo, Ana de la Reguera (Nacho Libre, Eastbound and Down), Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included), comedian Gabriel Iglesias (Stand-Up Revolution), radio personality Ricardo (“El Mandril”) Sanchez, and Danny Trejo (Machete) rounding out the bunch.