20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for producer Guillermo del Toro's new animated film, The Book of Life. It looks like it will be a seriously great movie, and I'm excited about taking my kids to see it. I was really impressed by what I saw in the trailer.
The film was directed by Jorge Gutierrez and it stars the voices of Diego Luna, Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Kate del Castillo, Cheech Marin, Placido Domingo, Hector Elizondo, Ana de la Reguera, Eugenio Derbez, Gabriel Iglesias, Ricardo "El Mandril" Sanchez, and Danny Trejo. Here's the synopsis:
THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.
The movie is set to be released on October 17th!