Leave it to Guillermo del Toro to produce an animated movie that looks unlike anything I’ve ever seen before in a major production. I just love the look of this movie, foregoing the recent “as photo realistic as possible” trend in animation and instead drawing deeply on the rich mythology and visual style of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) to make something truly unique and beautiful.
I’m really looking forward to seeing what director Jorge Gutierrez has put together. Word is that when he started work on this film, he said to his designers and animators that his goal was to have the final movie live up to the incredible conceptual art that he so often saw in “The Art of…” books for many movies, but never seemed to make it to the final screen. From the looks of things, he has succeeded.
THE BOOK OF LIFE, a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village. Rated: PG
Starring: Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Ron Perlman, Ice Cube, Danny Trejo, and more.
I’m giving away a Book of Life Prize Pack in anticipation of the movie! One lucky winner will win a Visa gift card and two awesome items from the Cost Plus World Market Book of Life Collection, inspired by the film. This giveaway features the Guitar and Keepsake Box, but other products available incule Maracas, a Manolo Rubber Duck Bath Toy, Kaleidoscopes, and more.
All you need to do is one or all of the following in the Rafflecopter giveaway widget below:
One winner will be chosen by random drawing and announced at the top of this blog post and on Facebook and Twitter. All entries must be completed by 11:59pm ET on October 9, 2014. Winner will have 24 hours to respond with US mailing address. No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 US and DC, 18 or older. Void where prohibited.
And after you’ve entered the giveaway, head on over and play some The Book of Life minigames!
Disclosure: Prize is courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Cost Plus World Market, and I am being compensated for hosting this giveaway with a comparable package.