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Fox Unveils New ‘Book of Life’ Trailer

Twentieth Century Fox releases the first official trailer for ‘Book of Life,’ the animated romantic comedy set during the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead.

Twentieth Century Fox has released the first official trailer for The Book of Life, the animated romantic comedy set during the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead.

Produced by Guillermo del Toro, the CG animated movie features the voices of Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana, alongside Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Diego Luna, Ice Cube and Danny Trejo.

Directed by El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera creator Jorge Gutierrez, and co-written by Gutierrez and Disney veteran Doug Langdale, The Book of Life focuses on the romantic, strong-jawed Manolo, who has big problems besides the growing competition with his best friend. Manolo dreams of breaking away from his family's rich history of bullfighting to play the guitar, much to the dismay of his father, the world's greatest matador (Hector Elizondo) and super-macho grandfather (Danny Trejo).

This journey takes him from the Land of the Living to the Land of the Remembered, where people who have lived complete lives, and are remembered among the living, go after they die. A final, daunting destination is The Land of the Forgotten, where those who have died with unfulfilled lives dwell.

Along the way Manolo meets his bullfighter great-grandfather, who always wanted to be an opera singer (Placido Domingo) but never followed his dream. There are also wild characters including Candle Maker (rapper Ice Cube), an ancient god with a body of wax and a beard made of clouds.

Watch the new trailer, below:

With animation produced by Reel FX, The Book of Life is scheduled to hit theaters October 17.

Source: 20th Century Fox

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.