Watch Debut Short CARMELO From THE BOOK OF LIFE Director Jorge Gutierrez

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Watch Debut Short CARMELO From THE BOOK OF LIFE Director Jorge Gutierrez

Hitting theaters from Fox this Friday, The Book of Life is one of the most anticipated films of the Fall. While this stylized animated adventure is produced by Guillermo del Toro, its director is a relative unknown. That man is Mexican creator Jorge Gutierrez, best known as the man behind the Nikelodeon series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera.

But before he made El Tigre, Gutierrez made a bit of a splash while at Cal Arts with his 2001 Student Emmy Award-winning short Carmelo. We've got the impressive short for you now, and the connections to this weekend's The Book of Life will be pretty obvious from the get go.

Check it out below.

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AnimationGuillermo del ToroJorge GutierrezMexicoThe Book of LifeJorge R. GutiérrezDouglas LangdaleDiego LunaZoe SaldanaChanning TatumRon PerlmanAdventureComedy

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