The Book of Life (Western Animation) - TV Tropes
Mar 15, The Book of Life comparisons are a little too close for comfort, they say. on that end, with award-winning actor Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in. Mar 2, The Book of Life had a budget of around $50 million, while Coco It is really little more than a deus ex machina plot device by the end of the story. . I would give these characters an A+ for their complexity and their intricate relations. The “ Apology Song” may be an original, and it works well in the film. The Book of Life is a American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure comedy .. next chapter in the story involves Joaquin and his relationship with his father. . "'The Book of Life' Soundtrack Details - Film Music Reporter".
The Candle Maker appears and encourages the audience to write their own story. Emil-Bastien Bouffard as a young Manolo. Joe Matthews as young Manolo's singing voice. She is also General Ramiro Posada's daughter. She was credited as "Skeleton Carmen". He was credited as "Skeleton Luis". He was credited as "Skeleton Jorge". He was credited as "Skeleton Carmelo". She perished during the Mexican Revolution while protecting Emiliano Zapata.
Trey Bumpass as Luka Ramirez, a Mexican-American goth boy and one of the detention students in the present world who listens to Manolo's story from Mary Beth. He was credited as "Goth Kid".
Ishan Sharma as Sanjay, an Indian-American boy and one of the detention students in the present who listens to Manolo's story from Mary Beth. Callahan Clark as Jane, a Chinese-American girl and one of the detention students in the present who listens to Manolo's story from Mary Beth. Bauza also voices the Cave Guardian, the guardian of the Cave of Souls. Aron Warner as Thomas, a male museum tour guide. The film was initially given a release date of October 10, ;  however, this was eventually moved back by a week.
The Adventures of Manny Riverawanted to make the final animation look like the concept artwork saying: The mandate of this movie was: Our 'Art of' book is going to look exactly like the movie.
Pretty much everything else was a cover, and as a result they were jarring. None of them felt like pop songs played by a mariachi band. And each time you get something different out of it. The first is the popular version sung as a classic song from back in the day, and it sounds like a man asking his lover to remember him. The second time you discover that it was written as a lullaby, and the song has a very different meaning.
The final in-story version plays in the penultimate scene, and explaining any more would spoil the movie.
But I can attest that the entire theater, including myself, was in tears during it. The last version is the modern day pop song which is fun because it includes both the Spanish and English versions in it sung as a duet.
In fact, some are rather similar. The scenery of both films features massive, tall, colorful, fantastical landscapes. Both have a strong theme with the yellow petals, as is culturally appropriate, and both have fantastic character designs. As such, all the characters are wooden dolls, which allows for some fun visuals and gags, and gives them a unique feel I really liked. The characteristics of the wood became characteristics of the characters.
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Even the dead characters had fun carvings on them, and there are plenty of opportunities for epic shots. Miguel enters the City of the Remembered. Coco didn't do anything unusual in the style of the characters or world.
However, their execution was exceptional, even exemplary. Most of this is due to the talent, technology, and budget they had. But it makes a difference. The City of the Remembered looks much grander and livelier and more colorful, and the skeletal character designs are well conceived and allow for fun gags.
I would say Coco has the edge, but The Book of Life puts up a good fight for visuals, considering its limitations. Culture Both of these films handle Mexican culture very differently.
However, when it goes to the cultural well, it relies tropes and stereotypes, such as matadors and luchadors. Rather, it explains everything the audiences needs to know in a way that isn't condescending. They present cultural ideas and traditions naturally and include some of their own ideas as well. It's a great way to underscore the importance of these traditions, including their Spanish names, without annoying audience members already familiar with them. Pixar has done this before.
During the production of Moana, Disney enlisted the help of Pacific Islanders.
The creative team learned from them, talked with them, observed them, and integrated their findings into the film. For Coco, Disney Pixar took it one step further. They brought in a team of cultural experts, including critics of theirs, in order to get it right.
There are so many tiny things that speak volumes about the efforts they made. Little things such as Miguel's grandmother throwing her shoe. Meanwhile, Coco found appropriate actors, which all sounded appropriate and could say the Spanish words properly. The Book of Life completely fails for me in regards to casting. While many of the cast are Hispanic and have accents, most of the main characters are not.
Similarities Ok, now for some weird conspiracy level stuff. There are a lot of coincidences and similarities between these two films. Both of them have a strong focus on music, including protagonists who secretly yearn to be musicians.
But not just any musician, a guitarist. Both have families that forbid and discourage their desire, which, of course, propels both films' plots. What's more, each movie has a character who's crushed beneath a bell and killed. Both films end with the protagonist in an arena of sorts. Music is the key plot device in both films, and a single song fixes their problems. Each film features characters whose driving motivation is not being forgotten.
Not much of a departure there. Both protagonists reject their family business. Both families have a pair of deceased twins who are side characters. The dead mother characters in both films look similar and have similar gray streaks in their hair. Maria rallies the town. With all these similarities, it begs to question: Well, after looking at the two films, I can say definitely not. In fact, they are very, very different movies.
The Book of Life is far more over-the-top with the themes, the magic, the characters, the styles. Which isn't a bad thing. In fact, it lends itself well to animation. What's more, it's primarily a love story, cut and dry. On the other hand, Coco takes a more realistic approach, making the characters and situations more believable. Unlike it's predecessor, it's a movie about family. Conclusion These are both good films.
The Book of Life is fun, fantastical, stylized, and enjoyable. However, it is a flawed film. The ending is mostly predictable. Cultural aspects are minimal, and often stereotyped.Us The Duo - No Matter Where You Are
The timing is confusing, and the pacing rushed at times. Nonetheless, it was a fun movie. But comparing it to Coco is unfair. Not only did Pixar have a huge budget, but the feel and concept are actually very different. There is no hero, no epic battle with a giant monster or twono gambling magicians, and no magical medals.
In their place, we get a touching look at family, music, and acceptance. These characters struggle in real and complex ways. From a father who left his family, to a son who wants to be a musician, to a mother torn between love and long-lingering resentment.
Ultimately, Coco is just superior. The story is more solid.
Music flows seamlessly, fits the film's mood, and is very catchy. The themes are universal and not overdone.