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The Book of Life (2014)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  17 October 2014 (USA)
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Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.


(as Jorge R. Gutierrez)


(as Jorge R. Gutierrez) , (as Doug Langdale)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Manolo (voice)
Maria (voice)
Joaquin (voice)
Xibalba (voice)
Mary Beth (voice)
Candle Maker (voice)
La Muerte (voice)
Carlos Sanchez (voice)
Skeleton Luis (voice)
General Posada / Dali / Chuy (voice)
Skeleton Carmen (voice)
Young Manolo (voice)
Young Maria (voice)
Skeleton Jorge (voice)


From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. 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. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild action, rude humor, some thematic elements and brief scary images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 October 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Day of the Dead  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,005,218 (USA) (17 October 2014)


$50,150,619 (USA) (20 February 2015)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Sasha tells Mary Beth that the story "can't end like this," Mary Beth replies that "This is not the end." In the Portuguese and French audio the line is translated as "Death is not the end," keeping with the plot and theme of the movie. See more »


Mary Beth says that November 2 is the Day of the Dead which is partly true. The "Day" in fact lasts from October 31 to November 2. See more »


Grandma: Kids these days, with their long hair and not killing stuff.
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References Corpse Bride (2005) See more »


The Apology Song
Lyrics by Paul Williams
Music by Gustavo Santaolalla
Performed by La Santa Cecilia
Courtesy of Universal Music Latino under license from
Universal Music Enterprises
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Perfect for kids but even better for adults
20 October 2014 | by (Miami) – See all my reviews

First lets; clarify; I am not Mexican nor any in my family and friend group; however it has been a long long time since we catch kids movie able to captivate 5,6,7 or 8 year old girls and boy and the parents that took them. Just the quality, colors and artistry of the images; makes the movie worth; but the subject matter is even more impressive. How many times you were able to really laugh on a subject matter like death and make children (and adults) happy with an adventure that is pure entertainment but also gives a quite poetic look at life and dead. In brief; take your children to see it as an excuse; you probably will enjoy it even more. Forget PIXAR formula products; this is just a masterpiece

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