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Hollywood's animated sector has seen some outstanding works since its debut almost a century ago with most of them taking us to inconceivable environments such as enchanted forests, outer space, lands with dragons and so on. Albeit, a change of scene from the books of fairy tales to a Book of Life feels as refreshing as the Mexican touch that is engraved on this visually gorgeous film from newcomer director Jorge R. Gutierrez and producer Guillermo del Toro. What make this film stand out from others is that it doesn't come in the form off a fairy tale. This "book" comes as an invitation to celebrate one of the most iconic holidays of Mexico: El Día de los Muertos.
The movie begins with a group of scholar kids having a tour in a museum whose tour guide is about to explain the origins of one of the most popular celebrations in Mexico as it is told in the Book of Life. It tells the tale of young Manolo (Diego Luna), a child who grows up passionate about music while trying to evade th