Jorge R. Gutierrez

Creator, Writer & Director - Netflix Animation

Jorge Gutierrez, BFA & MFA CalArts, is a Mexican animator, painter, voice actor, writer, and director. He is the director & co-writer of the Guillermo Del Toro produced animated feature The Book of Life for Fox which earned him a 2014 Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. He is also writer & director of the Emmy nominated Son of Jaguar VR short for Google. Along with his wife and muse, Sandra Equihua, they created the multiple 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 murals, films, cartoons, illustrations, and paintings exploring his love with Mexican pop and folk culture. Gutierrez is currently creating his new series Maya and the Three and various other unannounced projects for Netflix.