The Book of Life Movie

In the Mexican town of San Angel, Manolo (Diego Luna), Maria (Zoë Saldana) and Joaquin (Channing Tatum) have been friends ever since childhood. Although their lives have taken different paths — Maria was sent to Europe, Joaquin joined the military, and Manolo studied to become a bullfighter — one thing remains the same: Manolo and Joaquin both want to marry Maria. Little does the trio know that battling husband-and-wife deities have made a high-stakes wager on the love triangle’s outcome.

The_Book_of_Life_(2014_film)_posterThe Book of Life is a Reel FX & 20th Century Fox movie starring the voices of  Diego Luna, Zoe Saldanaand Channing Tatum. It was out in cinemas last year, and will be out on DVD and Blu-ray™ next week on the 16th Feb. We didn’t get the chance to see it in the cinema, so will be watching it for the first time on Monday as part of the viewing party on Twitter.

To find out more about the movie, you can watch the trailer here

Twitter Viewing Party

Join us on Twitter from 5pm-6.45pm GMT on Monday 16th February for the #BookOfLife viewing party, where we will be joining other families to watch the movie and chat along on Twitter while we watch.

Follow @BookOfLifeUk and #BookofLifeBluRay to join in.

There is a fantastic Book of Life themed giveaway that you can take part in too using the free printable Book of Life colouring and activity sheets.


To celebrate the release of The Book of Life in the UK on Blu-ray™ & DVD on February 16th , you have the chance to win one of three family entertainment bundles including:

  • Blu-ray player
  • £100 worth of family DVDs
  • £100 voucher to Chiquitos restaurants

To enter, all you need to do is get creative and complete one or more of the activities below and upload your entry to the official THE BOOK OF LIFE FACEBOOK PAGE.

The Book of Life Printables

The Book of Life Printable activity sheets including colouring pages, sayings from the movie, and a DIY costume

We will be printing these out to have some fun and get the children introduced to the characters before watching the movie on Monday. I know many of you love printable activity sheets too so you can download all of these here

The printable activities include The Book of Life colouring sheets:

the book of life printable colouring page


the book of life colouring pages

The Book of Life Character Quotes and Sayings from the Movie

These will help you to do character impressions!

the book of life character quotes and movie saying printable


The Book of Life printable DIY Manolo costume 

You need several sheets to make this costume, be sure to download them all from the Book of Life competition site above.

the book of life printable manolo costume how to make a printable cardboard manolo costume from the book of life

I hope your children enjoy the printables, and don’t forget to send your pictures in to enter for the prize bundles.

I hope to see you on Monday on Twitter for the viewing party! I’ll be sharing our movie review and some pictures of our party afterwards.