Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pixar to Bring Dia de los Muertos to Life on Big Screen

Posted By on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Pixar, which has had a slew of hits (three Toy Story films, Finding Nemo, Up, WALL-E), a few minor successes (Ratatouille, A Bug's Life) and only one real dud (Cars 2), has announced plans for a movie entitled Dia de los Muertos about the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday.

The director will be Lee Unkrich, the creative force behind Toy Story 3, which grossed more than $1 billion and was nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award.

"There is a strong presence of skull and skeleton motifs," wrote this morning's Guardian. "Suggesting the film may be gothic in style."

Dia de los Muertos traditionally includes colorful altars to honor the deceased as family and friends celebrate the lives of their loved ones.

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