Jorge Gutierrez (animator)
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|Jorge R. Gutiérrez|
Gutierrez at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International
|Born||January 1975 (age 39)
Mexico City, Mexico
|Alma mater||California Institute of the Arts|
|Occupation||Animator, painter, writer, director|
|Known for||El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera
The Book of Life
Jorge R. Gutiérrez (b. Jan, 1975) is a Mexican animator, painter, writer and director who created the multiple Annie and Emmy award winning animated television series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera for Nickelodeon.
Born in Mexico City and raised in Tijuana, Gutierrez has completed various films, cartoons, illustrations and paintings exploring his love affair with Mexican pop and folk culture.
Gutierrez attended the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where he received his BFA & MFA in Experimental Animation under Jules Engel. There he created the 3D short Carmelo, which won the 2001 Student Emmy Award in animation and was screened at various festivals around the world, including Kodak's Emerging Filmmakers Program at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. In 2000, Gutierrez worked under animation legend Maurice Noble, for the art direction of Chuck Jones' Timberwolf for Warner Bros. In 2001, he began creating Jorge Gutierrez' El Macho, an animated web series for Sony Pictures.
Gutierrez has also done character design on many animated series including Nickelodeon's ChalkZone, as well as WB's ¡Mucha Lucha!, and Disney's The Buzz on Maggie for which he was nominated for a 2006 Annie Award in character design. As a writer, he's worked on Scholastic's Maya & Miguel as well as Disney's Brandy & Mr. Whiskers.
Gutierrez won two Annie awards (Best TV Animated show & Best TV Character Design) and one Emmy (Best TV Character Design) working on his passion project for Nickelodeon, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, along with his partner, muse and wife, Sandra Equihua.
He animated some of the sketches in Cartoon Network's Mad.
As of 2012, Gutierrez is directing at Reel FX a computer-animated adventure feature film with a Romeo and Juliet style love story set against a Mexican "Day of the Dead" backdrop. The film, with the official title The Book of Life, was co-produced with 20th Century Fox Animation and was released on October 17, 2014.
- "GUILLERMO DEL TORO JOINS WITH REEL FX TO PRODUCE EPIC ANIMATED ADVENTURE DAY OF THE DEAD". Reel FX. February 21, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
- McClintock, Pamela (December 12, 2012). "Fox Animation Teaming With Guillermo del Toro on 'Book of Life' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 13, 2012.
- "Fox Sets New Dates for Book of Life, Gone Girl and Frankenstein". ComingSoon.net. October 15, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
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