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Entering the Land of the Remembered in “The Book of Life”

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Animation Scoop has posted a brief interview and several video clips with director Jorge Gutierrez discussing the scene of Manolo entering the Land of the Remembered in the CGI animated feature film The Book of Life. Gutierrez discusses the many challenges of the scene (which received a very prominent place in the trailers for the movie) from the conceptual challenge of envisioning a welcoming afterlife modeled after the Mexican “Dia de los Muertos” holiday, the technical challenge of bringing that design to CGI animation, and the social challenge of convincing the crew and producers that the scene would work before preliminary animation was finished.

The Book of Life will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D on January 27, 2015.

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