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Tales of Indian Folklore Headline News

Reel FX’s Animated Feature ‘Diya’ Lands Director and Executive Producer

The project's folkloric elements have drawn early comparisons to ‘The Book of Life’ -- the studio's 2014 animated tale from director Jorge R. Gutiérrez and producer Guillermo del Toro.

Honest Design of Female Characters ANIMATIONWorld

‘Maya and the Three’: The Power of Representation in Animation Character Design

For creators Jorge Gutiérrez and Sandra Equihua, today’s stories need to resonate with a modern audience, and reinterpreting mythology must include honest design of female characters.

9 Chapters are Here! ANIMATIONWorld

Breaking Down the Elaborate Designs of ‘Maya and the Three’

Co-executive producer Jeff Ranjo and production designer Paul Sullivan share how creator Jorge R. Gutiérrez’s unique vision, where Rankin and Bass meet ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ served as their guide in developing and producing the epic worlds and characters of Netflix’s 9-chapter tale of a Mesoamerican warrior princess and her quest to save humanity.  

9 Chapters are Here! ANIMATIONWorld

Jorge R. Gutiérrez and Sandra Equihua Talk ‘Maya and the Three’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 25, 2021 at 12:49pm

The creative team shares insights into their exciting, funny, and gorgeously designed 9-part CG animated series about a Mesoamerican-inspired warrior princess’ epic quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy and save humanity, now playing on Netflix.

Nominated for an Annie! VFXWorld

FX Artists Put the Dinosaur Spittle into ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’

Whether its dramatic water splashes, dino drool, or bioluminescent beasts, DreamWorks Animation and Netflix’s adventure series, nominated for a Best FX for TV/Media Annie Award, strives for realistic visual effects that push the story forward through color and lighting.

People Headline News

Stoopid Buddy Studios Names Jasmine Johnson Head of Studio

Former Netflix executive appointed to oversee day-to-day production of studio’s growing slate, which includes Adult Swim's Emmy Award-winning ‘Robot Chicken,’ Hulu’s ‘Crossing Swords,’ and ‘Mega City Smiths’ for AMC.

VIEW Conference Headline News

2nd Free Online PreVIEW Session Set with Directors Kris Pearn and Jorge Gutierrez

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:34am

On July 11, the award-winning directors of ‘The Willoughbys’ and ‘The Book of Life’ will discuss each other’s approaches to developing and directing animated features.

Google Spotlight Stories ANIMATIONWorld

Jorge Gutiérrez Wrestles with the Limitations of Virtual Reality in ‘Son of Jaguar’

Google Spotlight Stories teams with Reel FX to debut new VR short that builds on the Mexican director’s past work from ‘El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera’ and ‘The Book of Life.’

Jorge Gutierrez Headline News

‘Book of Life’ Director Jorge Gutierrez Joins ‘Billion Brick Race’

Warner Bros. taps ‘Book of Life’ and ‘Son of Jaguar’ director to develop a new animated feature in ‘The LEGO Movie’ franchise.

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

Google Spotlight Stories Taps ‘Book of Life’ Director Jorge Gutierrez for New VR Short

‘Son of Jaguar’ 360-degree virtual reality short produced in cooperation with Dallas-based animation studio Reel FX is set in Mexico City on the Day of the Dead.

Video Interview ANIMATIONWorld

Watch: Director Jorge Gutierrez Talks About 'The Book of Life' at VIEW Conference

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 5:41pm

Counting down to the 2016 VIEW Conference kick off October 24, 2016, watch AWN's two-part interview with Jorge Gutierrez from the 2015 edition.

Business Headline News

Reel FX Lawsuit Alleges Studio Co-Founder Pocketed $2.6M

Lawsuit accuses Reel FX co-founder Dale Carmen and other former employees of stealing Virtual Reality-related business opportunities and pocketing more than $2.6 million in revenue.

VIEW 2015 Headline News

VIEW Conference Unveils 2015 Keynote Speakers

Italy’s premier computer graphics conference announces keynote session with ‘The Little Prince’ director Mark Osborne, Skywalker Sound’s Randy Thom, ‘The Book of Life’ director Jorge R. Gutierrez, and ‘On Ice’ director Shannon Tindle.

s2015 Headline News

SIGGRAPH Announces 2015 Production Sessions

SIGGRAPH announces the complete lineup for this year’s Production Sessions program for its 42nd annual conference, set for August 9-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Reel FX Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Chuck Peil

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 27, 2015 at 4:34pm

Chuck Peil, co-founder of Reel FX, talks about his studio’s evolution from animation and visual effects service house to mainstream animated feature film studio, the recently released ‘The Book of Life’ and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Awards Headline News

Watch the 42nd Annual Annie Awards Live!

Black tie event at UCLA’s Royce Hall kicks off at 5 p.m. with Red Carpet arrivals and a VIP champagne reception, followed by the awards ceremony at 7 p.m.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Coming Soon…to Your Living Room: ‘Book of Life,’ Studio Ghibli Doc

Mexican culture, super heroes and a look inside Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli all team up on store shelves for this week's home entertainment releases on Blu-Ray and DVD.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Watch: Exclusive Featurette from ‘The Book of Life’

Exclusive featurette takes a closer look at how the film’s hero Manolo found his voice with commentary from director Jorge R.Gutierrez and producer Guillermo del Toro.

ASIFA-Hollywood Headline News

LAIKA’s ‘Boxtrolls’ Lead 42nd Annie Award Nominations

Best Animated Features nominations include Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6,’ Bill Plympton’s ‘Cheatin,’ DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2,’ Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Song of the Sea,’ Reel FX’s ‘The Book of Life,’ LAIKA’s ‘The Boxtrolls,’ Warner Bros.’ ‘The LEGO Movie’ and Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.’

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