Director: Jorge R. Gutierrez. Cast (voices): Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Danny Trejo. 95 min. Rated PG. Animation.
I'm not a huge Guillermo Del Toro fan, but as producer, he's doing something extremely important here. First, he's introducing the Mexican culture (even the misconceived parts) in a fun, loving way - what foreign directors in Hollywood should be doing for their own cultures. Second, he's making the ominous concept of "death" something palpable and communicable for children - an almost impossible feat in the realm of kids movies. And third, he's created a brilliant CGI animation adapted from Mexican stick dolls. After Princess Kaguya, Boxtrolls and Big Hero 6. this has been the best animation of the year so far.
PS: Thank you, Maryam. Worthy recommendation.