[REVIEW] Reel FX’s ‘The Book of Life’

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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.

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Fall 2014 Animated Film Preview

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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.

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Watch This: New Trailer for ‘The Book of Life’

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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 …

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Watch This: Behold the Beauty of Reel FX’s ‘The Book of Life’ Trailer

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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…

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19 Films Submitted for Best Animated Film Oscar Race

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (The Oscars) recently released the names of the 19 films that are vying for this year’s Best Animated Feature Film award.  Continue reading

Seeing Stars: Reel FX’s The Book of Life Cast Announced

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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.

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Fall 2013 Animated Movie Preview

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While it’s been a busy summer at the movies, particularly for animation fans, the Hollywood studios aren’t stopping with the animated feature film releases now that fall is upon us. Here are the big three animated movies (and one live action) to look forward to this upcoming season.

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Watch This: New Trailer for ‘Free Birds’ Now Online

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The trailer for the upcoming CG animated comedy feature Free Birds is now available online. Produced by Relativity Media and Reel FX, Free Birds tells the story of “two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.”

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‘Free Birds’ Announces Additions to Voice Cast

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Relativity Media and Reel FX’s upcoming animated feature Free Birds has announced more additions to its voice cast. Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo (Ice Age: Continental Drift), Danny Carey (drummer from the band Tool) and Josh Lawson (The Campaign) have joined the already impressive cast for the film, which includes Owen Wilson (Cars), Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games), Amy Poehler (Horton Hears a Who!), George Takei (Star Trek, Internet God), Dan Fogler (Kung Fu Panda 2), Colm Meaney (Con Air) and Keith David (The Princess and the Frog).

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