Guillermo Del Toro is one of my favorite Directors and artists. A bunch of celebrities are signing up for his newest feature, an animated comedy movie called the Book of Life. Those who have given the thumbs up to join include Christina Applegate, Channing Tatum, and Zoe Saldana.  The movie is being produced by 20th Century Fox and Reel FX animation.

I’ve always been a Del Toro fan. He made a lot of CGI and live action movies including Pans Labyrinth, Hellboy 1 and 2,  as well as the 2013 box office destroyer Pacific Rim. From the source article, here is the plot to Book of Life:

Book is described as 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.

The movie will have a unique visual style and the studios are promising a fresh take on popular pop songs. The original score and songs will be composed by Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel), who is currently touring with the popular Argentine band Bajofondo, which was just nominated for a Latin Grammy.

Looks like a  lot of cool names are going to be involved with this movie. I am so excited to see Del Toro take on a more comedic film– his artistic flair will make it both beautiful to look at but with the comedy theme it will be more lighthearted than his usual films (probably!)