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The Book of Life :: Xibalba
Winged, ancient god who rules the Land of the Forgotten.
The Book of Life | New production stills released.
Yesterday, the trailer for The Book of Life was released, and this mod thinks it looks amazing. In every way. The animation looks gorgeous (look at the details of the backgrounds, the stylization!), the character designs are pleasing to look at, the story seems a bit simple but it’s one of the “tried and true” stories instead of the “oh god, not this again” stories, and
Looking at the cast list, most if not all of the actors are Hispanic, Latin@, Mexican. The director, writer, producer are as well. Día de Muertos appears to play a big part in this, and one of the characters herself is called “La Muerta.”
This is good representation. This is something Disney needs to be aspiring for, in this mod’s opinion - not putting a dark-skinned person in a crowded ballroom and then saying “Look, representation!” Not putting out a black princess, then three more white ones, and saying “We have representation though, see?” Something like this. An entire cast of POC, a culture, and oh yeah - the characters are POC without being stereotypes or jokes, and are voiced by actors who share their characters’ race instead of by a bunch of white people.
This here is representation. Not what Disney’s doing in their films. This is what Disney should be doing but isn’t.
And now, that all being said…I’ll be marking the release date on my calendar, because it would be a crime for me to miss this awesome-looking movie!
Mods, what are your thoughts?
- Mod K
I’m really impressed with this. I do love how colorful and vibrant the characters and the backgrounds are. The designs are so creative (aside from the typical designs for the female characters), and stylized! It’s also nice to have a story that’s from a non-white culture, has characters of color, and has most of the cast are people of color. Not to mention a Mexican director who was able to keep his vision.
Honestly, I am so happy that something like this is coming out. Definitely one I’ll check out
we all know thats a load of shit gandalf
I..couldn’t resist drawing her at least once (ﾉ∀`♥)
The Book of Life - October 17, 2014. [x]
"I have been pitching the story and people have been saying, ‘This is cool, but you’re never going to get it made.’ To other cultures it might seem dark, but the Day of the Dead is actually a very positive thing. It’s about joyfully remembering the people no longer with us."
i’ve seen more posts of people being excited for Home than this movie, which made me upset because this movie comes out before Home does (not that i am saying that you shouldn’t praise Home as well). and as for Big Hero 6 (a movie that also comes out after the Book of Life) and the people saying that there is a lack of representation of Asians in media, i feel you. why? because there is a bigger lack of hispanics, and i agree Disney messed up, you be upset. but be happy for Hispanics as well because we finally got an animated movie representing us and our culture. so please go see this movie when it comes out.
that is all i ask.