Has Guillermo del Toro done anything animated prior to this? Other than the Hell Boy animated movies? I know he is just a producer here, but you can't look at this trailer and not see his influence or a bit of his visual style.
From the description:
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.
It is produced by del Toro and written and directed by Jorge Gutierrez. It stars Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Diego Luna, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Kate del Castillo, Eugenio Derbez.
And it looks beautiful.