The artist reveals what it takes to build a studio from scratch, how to sell and pitch an animated TV show, and how to start a career as a producer.
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During his Tuesday Masterclass, the Emmy and Annie-award-winning director, animator and designer revealed a new, limited series based in the ‘Maya and the Three’ and ‘Book of Life’ mythological Mesoamerican universe.
Nine animation programs highlight techniques, themes, and the divergence of the country’s multi-faceted culture, with selections highlighting the beginnings of Mexican animation, its indigenous people’s influences on the art form, the emergence of Mexican television content and the untold stories of the country’s structural violence.
Dedicated to Mifa content, the market’s new venue runs June 13-16 with masterclasses, recruitment sessions, and talks; patrons this year include Guillermo del Toro, Nora Twomey, Marguerite Abouet, Masaaki Yuasa, and Jorge R. Gutierrez.
With this year’s spotlight on Mexican animation, the animator/writer/director brings Mexican culture and folklore to the festival poster for the upcoming June event; watch Gutierrez share the inspiration and process behind the poster.
Kristine Belson, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Ramsey Naito, and Genndy Tartakovsky among the HOF inductees; three days of keynotes, panels, and networking events kicks off with gala dinner on November 6.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 teams with Reel FX to debut new VR short that builds on Mexican director Jorge Gutiérrez’s previous work.
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.’
Warner Bros. taps ‘Book of Life’ and ‘Son of Jaguar’ director to develop a new animated feature in ‘The LEGO Movie’ franchise.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.