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Guillermo Del Toro Comes Aboard Animated 'Day Of The Dead'

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The CG-animated The Day Of The Dead will be produced by Guillermo del Toro and Reel FX, the animation and live-action development and production studio run by former ILM exec Ed Jones and ex-Walden Media CEO Cary Granat. Del Toro will also present the film, which is being directed and co-written by Jorge R. Gutierrez (El Tigre) and is being eyed for a fall 2014 release. Aaron Berger and Carina Schulze of Chatrone also are producing. The story centers on a Romeo and Juliet-style love story set against a Mexican “Day of the Dead” backdrop. It’s the first time since 1993′s Cronos that del Toro has collaborated on a feature in Mexico. “I have admired Jorge’s work for a long time. He has a unique aesthetic and sense of humor. Day Of The Dead offers a perfect opportunity for his sensibilities to shine,” del Toro said. “This is a colorful, vibrant, vital fable that utilizes the animation medium in an incredible way.”

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alycakes1748d ago

I don't know but it just sounds funny saying 'animated' Day of the Dead. It's like you're making a cartoon for kids but a scary one. It just sounded funny to me...I don't know why.