“Toothless? Hey, it’s me, bud. It’s me. It’s me, I’m right here, bud. Come back to me. It wasn’t your fault, bud. They… made you do it. You’d never hurt him. You’d never hurt me. Please, you… are my best friend, bud. My best friend.”
I am looking forward to your arrival on Halloween night. I hope you will bring me lots of presents. You must get discouraged because more people believe in Santa Claus more than in you. Well, let’s face it… Santa Claus has had more publicity. But being number two, perhaps you try harder. Everyone tells me you are a fake, but I believe in you.
P.S. If you really are a fake, don’t tell me. I don’t want to know.
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