Our story’s hero, Manolo, is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds, where he must face his greatest fears.
Independent, strong-willed and fun-loving, Maria is wooed by her best friends Manolo and Joaquin. But love has to wait; first she must make some tough decisions and sprint into action to defend her town from marauding bandits.
A woman’s best friend is her…pig? A gift from Manolo, Chuy is Maria’s loyal and protective pet who thinks he’s a goat and, though he’s now over 300 pounds, acts like a puppy.
Manolo’s best friend, Joaquin, is the town champion whose mighty mustache and chest full of medals make the ladies swoon – but like Manolo, he only has eyes for Maria. When the stakes couldn’t be higher, Joaquin puts aside his ultra-competitiveness and learns that being selfless is the key to true heroism.
La Muerte’s estranged husband, Xibalba, is her opposite in every way – from his super-icky physique of tar to his mischievous behavior. He’s a winged, ancient god who rules the Land of the Forgotten and enjoys interfering with the lives of humans – all the while trying to win back his ex’s heart.
Made of delicious sugar candy, La Muerte is the beloved ancient god who oversees a wondrous world called the Land of the Remembered. Resolute in her belief in the fundamental goodness of mortals, La Muerte risks everything to prove she’s right.
From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart.
Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.