Mexican American Dreamer
The Thoughts Of An Average Mexican American Living In The Bay Area-California
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  • missespeon:

    Reminder that along with Guillermo Del Toro as producer, The Book of Life is being directed by Jorge Gutierrez, a Mexican animator who created this

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  • wannabeanimator:

    The Book of Life | New production stills released.

    (Source: cartoonbrew.com)

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  • "I am a big lover of Mexican folk art and the reason I love it is because it’s very accessible art. I consider it art by the people for the people, but it’s also is a mirror of who we are. […] I eventually came up with the idea of having some of the characters made out of wood because growing up I loved wooden toys, with all their flaws and imperfections. The film takes place post Mexican revolution, it was a hard time. The bad guys in the movie are made out of metal. The idea is that when they went to the army they put metal on themselves but never took it off, and they don’t have any guns because they’re the weapons themselves. In this world, when you’re born, the wood you’re made out of is really smooth and as you grow older the wood starts aging. Wood is life, and there’s also a tree of life that symbolizes it. The movie is dripping with symbolism and magic realism.” - Jorge Gutierrez

    (Source: nadiaerre)

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  • sunshinederp:

    Was getting references of these two and…lol. Explains why she looks so unimpressed at him in some of the trailer shots haha.

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  • "I have been pitching the story and people have been saying, ‘This is cool, but you’re never going to get it made.’ To other cultures it might seem dark, but the Day of the Dead is actually a very positive thing. It’s about joyfully remembering the people no longer with us."

    (Source: nadiaerre)

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  • sunshinederp:

    ref grabs. I guess her sugar coating is her “skin,” she has a nose and everything just painted over unlike the actual skeleton characters. 

    La Muerte from The Book Of Life

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  • thefilmstage:

    Watch the first trailer for Guillermo del Toro's The Book of Life.

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  • (Source: lovegoods, via lovegoods)

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  • andrewchan20:

    Concept art for the movie The Book of Life from the movie’s official website 

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