By Marc Snetiker
October 23, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Produced by Guillermo del Toro, The Book of Life is a winsome ode to Mexico’s Day of the Dead. It’s bolstered by a giddy voice cast (including Diego Luna and Zoe Saldana) that elevates the formulaic plot about a hero’s quest for true love, and it’s that rare gem of a ‘toon that delights both child and adult. Overflowing with hyperactive charm and a spectacular sea of colors, it showcases some of the most breathtaking animation we’ve seen this decade. A-

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