The Book of Life Movie

The Book of Life movie poster

Who's Involved:

Channing Tatum, Gabriel Iglesias, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Ice Cube, Danny Trejo, Zoe Saldana, Christina Applegate, Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro, Kate Del Castillo, Doug Langdale

Release Date:

Friday, October 17, 2014 (Nationwide)

mild action, rude humor, some thematic elements and brief scary images

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Set in a fantastical, colorful world, The Book of Life is the story of a young man who must face his greatest fears and follow his heart in order to rewrite his destiny. Filled with love, laughter, music and suspense, this big adventure for the whole family will warm the hearts of audiences as it reminds everyone of the importance of honoring the past while embracing the future.

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Who stars in The Book of Life: Cast List

... Death (voice)

"No Good Deed" , "Bad Boys for Life"  

... Manolo (voice)

"Side Effects" , "Dog"  

... (voice)

"Minions: The Rise of Gru" , "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas"  

... (voice)

"Avatar 2" , "Avatar 3"  

... (voice)

"Pinocchio" , "Monster Hunter"  

... (voice)

"Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" , "Vacation"  

"Space Jam: A New Legacy" , "Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature"  

... (voice)

"New Year's Eve" , "21 Jump Street"  

Who's making The Book of Life: Crew List

A look at the The Book of Life behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Jorge R. Gutierrez last directed Book of Life and Kung Fu Space Punch. The film's writer Doug Langdale last wrote Top Cat Begins and Book of Life.

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Production: What we know about The Book of Life?

Key Facts

  1. Described as a Romeo and Juliet set against a Mexican Day of the Dead.

Filming Timeline

  1. August 2014: The film was in Completed status.
  2. July 2014: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. October 2013: The film was in Production status.
  4. December 2012: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  5. Fox Animation Studios has come aboard to make Guillermo del Toro and Reel FX's adventure animated film.

  6. February 2012: The film was in Development status.

The Book of Life Release Date: When was the film released?

The Book of Life was released in 2014 on Friday, October 17, 2014 (Nationwide release). There were 12 other movies released on the same date, including The Best of Me, Fury and Men, Women & Children.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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