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The Book of Life (2014)

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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.

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(as Jorge R. Gutierrez)

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(as Jorge R. Gutierrez), (as Doug Langdale)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

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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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

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Diego Luna does the dialogue for both English and the Spanish dubbing versions of the film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Manolo: [Draws his swords] Well then, let's do this.
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Connections

References Corpse Bride (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

No Matter Where You Are
Written by Michael Alvarado and Carissa Rae Alvarado (as Carissa Alvarado)
Performed by Michael Alvarado and Carissa Rae Alvarado (as Us The Duo)
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Really funny movie
10 October 2014 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

Saw the movie as part a screening tonight with my sister, her friend, and my daughter (age 12). We all really enjoyed the movie. I laughed a lot and teared up a few times. Song choices were so funny sometimes. If you're like me and in your thirties, you will definitely recognize several of the song choices. When certain ones popped up (no names, as I don't want to spoil anything), the parents all started laughing so hard. My daughter enjoyed the movie so much that she wanted to go and see it again. It had some pretty good life lessons sprinkled in throughout the humor and songs. If your child is pretty young, there may be parts of the movie that scare them just a bit (it is a movie about the dead, after all) and a couple jokes that are aimed more at adults. I highly recommend this movie.


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