Animator, Painter, Writer, Director

Jorge R. Gutiérrez is an award-winning animator, painter, writer, and director born in Mexico City and raised in Tijuana. Gutiérrez, a CalArts BFA & MFA grad, is known for creating and directing films, cartoons, and paintings inspired by his deep love for Mexican pop and folk culture. He and his wife Sandra Equihua created the multiple Emmy award-winning animated television series, "El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera" for Nickelodeon. In 2014, Gutiérrez co-wrote and directed the animated film "The Book of Life," produced by Guillermo del Toro, for 20th Century Fox. He most recently directed the Emmy nominated VR short "Son of Jaguar" for Google Spotlight Stories and is currently writing and directing the limited series "Maya and The Three" for Netflix.


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