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No Bull, We're Living for this Movie

Updated: Sep 25

by Film Contributor Zelda

Have you watched every Disney movie ever made—three times? Do your kids love Coco (2017) as much as I do? (I loved it so much.)


If you answer "Yes!" check out The Book of Life (2014). This animated film boasts the voices of Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, and was produced by Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro.


Manolo Sánchez, a reluctant bullfighter and his best friend fall for the same girl. La Muerte, Queen of the Land of the Remembered, makes a wager with Xibalba, Lord of The Forgotten, each favouring one suitor to win the heart of lovely Maria, but gods rarely play fair.


The animation style is truly unique, unlike the Disney style of animation, The Book of Life is not bound by strict realism. Colors are vibrant and the characters are modeled to look almost like marionettes. It's like watching the world's greatest puppet show! I’ve not watched another animated feature done this way. If you’ve haven't seen this film, you should. It’s a visual treat and perfect as we move into Halloween!


P.S. Don't watch the trailer beforehand—too many spoilers. But if you want a flavor for the film, view this clip of a mariachi rendition of Creep by Radiohead because you need this in your life!

Want more Zelda? She and her bestie Emma host a new podcast—Across the Veil. The two amateur cryptozoologists discuss creepy creatures, strange happenings and spooky circumstances.

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