26 – Jorge Gutierrez – The Book Of Life Movie


"I’ve been dreaming of making a movie since I was a little kid so now that it’s happening I kinda don’t want it to happen."  — Jorge Gutierrez

"I’ve been dreaming of making a movie since I was a little kid so now that it’s happening I kinda don’t want it to happen."  — Jorge Gutierrez

This week’s interview is with the Jorge Gutierrez the director of the animated movie The Book Of Life. I had a blast with this interview as you will be able to tell from how often I laugh during the conversation. 

We talk about how Jorge got started in animation. His terrible pitch to producer Guillermo Del Toro. How he almost didn’t get into Cal Arts, his animation school of choice, because the portfolio he showed didn’t reflect who he was as a person and how the portfolio he forgot on the table changed everything. 

You won’t be disappointed with today’s talk. We talk about … you know what, we talk about so much great stuff I can’t even start to list it all here. Just sit back, or continue driving, or keep running or whatever it is you do while you listen to this, and I hope you’ll be as inspired as I am by my talk with Jorge Gutierrez.  

If today’s talk made you think of someone you know who might find a little piece of inspiration from today’s episode, please forward this to them. The share URL is TheSparkAndTheArt.com/26. You’ll be helping both your friend and the podcast at the same time. Thanks for that. Way to be awesome.

If you have any questions or comments you can get me as always on twitter @sh_tucker. If typing isn’t your thing feel free to leave a voicemail at my toll-free number 1-877-966-4886. Remember I also accept impressions of animals at that number. 

Thanks for listening and remember you won’t get the art without the work and you won’t do the work without the spark. 

Jorge Gutierrez - http://www.super-macho.com/

Book Of Life Movie: http://www.bookoflifemovie.com/

Stuart Little - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0164912/

El Tigre -  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0805837/

Brad Booker - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0095374/

Guillermo Del Toro - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0868219/

Ray Harryhausen - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0366063/

Cal Arts - http://calarts.edu/admissions/portfolio-audition/film-video/character-animation

Jules Engel - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0257103/

Picasso Quote - http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/30296-inspiration-exists-but-it-has-to-find-you-working

Maurice Nobel - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Noble

Chuck Jones - http://www.chuckjones.com/