Okay, so I already love Xibalba, as has been established. He’s like Discord’s Halloween costume and he’s voiced by Ron Perlman, so he’s already totally perfect for me. Anyway, his design also reminded me of Arbutus from the Aladdin animated series, so that sorta-kinda inspired this pic of him pining over a flower from La Muerte.
But DANG, is he hard to draw. (And yay for asymmetrical sides!) But also fun, somehow. So, more drawings to come.
And once again, I thought of Phantom lyrics. Not to make him all angsty, but -
Say you’ll share with me one love, one lifetime,
Lead me, save me from my solitude,
Say you want me with you here, beside you
100th post! :D
(For all of you complaining about there not being Latin music in the trailer!)
[Poster] Book of Life
Riveting tails of a man’s childhood.
"Sacrifice is my favorite thing in a movie: what are people willing to sacrifice for the good of others. The idea of the Book of Life is that there’s this book that has everyone’s story in it - every story ever told is in this book. Our hero, when he goes through his chapter, finds his pages empty because he’s not living the life that others wrote for him and he’s not living the life that was destined for him, he’s writing his own story. That’s the main theme of the movie. No matter who your father is, who your family is or where you come from, what you do is what will determine who you really are." - Jorge Gutierrez
"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
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Guillermo del Toro is helping to open the “Book of Life.”
The Oscar winner is producing the animated feature by first-time director Jorge Gutierrez, and joined him at Fox Studios on Monday to unveil footage from the film.
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