This marks Del Toro's first project set in Mexico since 1993's "Cronos." The filmmakers states:
"I have admired Jorge's work for a long time. He has a unique aesthetic and sense of humor. 'Day of the Dead' offers a perfect opportunity for his sensibilities to shine. This is a colorful, vibrant, vital fable that utilizes the animation medium in an incredible way. The object of the tale is not only to talk about life but to dazzle us -- jolt us -- into living to the fullest."
Chatrone, Inc. is producing with Reel FX. "Day of the Dead" is a working title; the film is slated for a Fall 2014 release.