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Immersed in Movies: Gutierrez and del Toro Preview 'The Book of Life' Footage

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • July 15, 2014 1:50 PM
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Director Jorge Gutierrez and producer Guillermo del Toro showed off some gorgeous-looking footage from The Book of Life (Oct. 17) at Fox on Monday. It boasts a distinctive design and a wonderfully tactile quality, revealing that Reel FX (Free Birds) has come of age as an animated indie. And it looks like fun, family entertainment that certainly breaks the CG norm, which del Toro emphasized.

TRAILER: Fox's "The Book Of Life"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • May 29, 2014 3:00 PM
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Here's our first peek at the new Fox/Reel FX animated feature produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez, "The Book Of Life".

First Peek: "The Book Of Life"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • February 27, 2014 12:01 AM
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From producer Guillermo del Toro and writer/director Jorge Gutierrez comes one of the most exciting animated releases of 2014 - an animated comedy with a unique visual style, based on Mexico's "Day Of The Dead" holiday. Here's a first peek at two production paintings.

Immersed in Movies: Reel FX Creates Feather System for 'Free Birds'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • October 30, 2013 1:32 PM
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Monika Sawyer of Reel FX talks turkey about the new Avian feather system for "Free Birds," which helped make Owen Wilson's Reggie and Woody Harrelson's Jake look more dynamic.

Immersed in Movies: Jimmy Hayward Talks 'Free Birds' at Reel FX

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • October 22, 2013 3:00 AM
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Veteran director Jimmy Hayward leaves the big studio environment to help launch Reel FX as an off-beat indie alternative.

NEW TRAILER: "Free Birds"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • September 26, 2013 9:16 PM
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Here's the latest trailer from Reel FX's feature film, Free Birds, Opening November 1st. Take a gander...

FIRST LOOK: Relativity Media's "Free Birds"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • June 5, 2013 5:26 PM
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Relativity Media has just released the first images from their upcoming animated film Free Birds. The feature is being directed by Jimmy Hayward through Reel FX, and will be released in 2D and 3D formats on November 1st - just in time for Thanksgiving.