dia de los muertos

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Jorge R. Gutierrez on Twitter
“Who wants to see this movie? Asking for a friend.”

idk if anyone on tumblr has seen this yet but….. go blow up Jorge’s twitter feed and let him know y’all want more Book of Life!!!

It’s not unusual for him to like your tweets back too, he’s such a cool dude.  Keep this man making movies.

PLUS HOW FUCKING DOPE IS THIS CONCEPT ART!???!?! 

dearest white friends,

my culture is not to be used for your costume. dia de los muertos isn’t halloween, so stop painting sugar skulls on your face for a costume. stop telling me to calm down when i get angry about you appropriating my culture. “calm down, seb, i have nothing against it”, okay, but you’re offending me, my parents, and my grandma who crawls on her knees every year to the church for day of the dead. i love you, but you need to stop stealing my culture. 

sincerely, 

your mexican friend

“I wish people would calm down about Pixar’s upcoming film Coco, I get that people is upset because its Disney and it will of course make more money, but as a Latina myself, I am excited. Is pretty obvious that they got inspiration from The Book of Life, but can you blame them? The Day of the Death is fantastic, is full of life an color that is imposible to not get inspire by it. I have not really celebrated it since I moved to Texas, and it makes me even more excited for Coco.”

Ok so the trailer for the new Pixar movie Coco came out today and honestly??? I’m little let down. Visually it just looks really generic especially compared to The Book of Life.

Like look at how the main character looks, his design doesn’t look really outstanding at all. Recently all Pixar humans have started to look the same like this guy could have come out of Inside Out or something.

Ok now look at The Book of Life’s character designs

Look at how stylized the characters in The Book of Life look I love it. In fact, The Book of Life in general is so god damn wonderful aesthetically like 

It’s so nice to look at. The Book of Life is such a wonderful movie it’s so overlooked.

The only part of the Coco trailer that looked really nice was this part

This looks great, I really hope Coco has more stuff like this in it because this looks wonderful.

I’m sure Coco will be a good movie since it’s Pixar and Pixar doesn’t usually mess up that much but so far it just looks really generic character design wise.

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I’ve seen a couple negative posts about the upcoming Pixar movie Coco based around the Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos and how Lee Unkrich shouldn’t have made this film because he doesn’t have Mexican roots.

No one ever complained about two white Jewish guys writing the music for a musical about black people facing racism in America (Hairspray). Lee is a gifted storyteller who has had an entire team (with many Latinos) doing immense amounts of research and work on this film and even the director of The Book of Life has said he is excited for the film.

Be supportive of a production that will showcase Mexican culture in a MOTHERFUCKING PIXAR FILM that will reach millions of people and have a main character (Miguel) who will definitely resonate with little Mexican kids and their families.