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We are getting all kinds of Book of Life stuff this week!

Here is more from Channing’s interview with MTV.

Is there nothing this man can’t do?

Channing Tatum and Christina Applegate sat down with MTV’s Josh Horowitz at San Diego Comic-Con to talk voicing characters in their latest project, the Guillermo del Toro-produced film “The Book of Life” – and the conversation got…ehem…animated.

After discussing how they came to the project, Applegate exclaimed, “It’s unlike any animation you’ve ever seen before,” which segued into the question of whether or not Tatum used his own voice or created a new one for his character Joaquin.

“I’m definitely not doing a Mexican accent, let’s be clear about that,” Tatum said, laughing. “I’m not really doing a character character, I really just listened to [director] Jorge [Gutierrez] and we kind of dialed in who we thought – Joaquin! – is how he says his name…”

That’s when Tatum’s train of thought was derailed by Applegate’s mimicry of the voice, which he then enthusiastically reiterated. The squeaky-sweet tête-à-tête starts at the 2:29 mark.



Filed under: The Book of Life, Video
July 28, 2014

Channing gives MTV & the fans the first look at his new film The Book of Life in which he voices the character of Joaquin!

MTV has your first look at your next big (animated) adventure: “The Book of Life.”

We (and Diego Luna and Channing Tatum) rolled out the first sneak peek at the family film during the mtvU Fandom Awards at San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday (July 27), but in case you missed it (or in case you want to watch it over and over again), here’s some brand new footage from the animated adventure comedy:

The story, which director Jorge Gutierrez describes as one man’s journey to be “reunited with the love of his life,” finds Manolo (voiced by Luna) traveling through magical realms to return to his Maria (Zoe Saldana), who is also being pursed by Joaquin (Tatum).

“We’re here tonight because behind each fandom there’s a great story,” Luna said before presenting the clip.

“And Comic-Con is the place where these stories about love, adventure, and the impossible come to life,” Tatum continued, before jumping right in to footage from the fantastical world of “Book of Life.”

Check out the footage above for some can’t miss scenes from the film, but especially for Tatum’s jealousy towards his character for having a rad mustache.

“The Book of Life” hits theaters on October 17.



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July 28, 2014

While at Comic Con Channing sat down with Josh Horowitz from MTV and talked about his upcoming role in the new X-Men film!

Here’s what happens when you allow Channing to ruin your face.

Well, you can’t say he didn’t ask for it. MTV News’ Josh Horowitz found out the hard way that you can’t ask bulky, mutant levels of handsome actors like Channing Tatum to literally throw things at you, even if it’s to show off a new role.

Tatum and Christina Applegate stopped by our San Diego Comic-Con headquarters on Friday (July 26) to promote “Book of Life,” but of course we couldn’t help but ask Tatum about taking on the role of the beloved X-Men character, Gambit — a role he’s craved for basically his entire life.

“I was like, chasing it,” he explained. “Very vigorously. Just bothering [producer] Lauren [Shuler-Donner] like crazy. I was coming in in dress, in full Gambit attire. You name it, I had cards, I had the whole thing.”

This then forced us to ask about Gambit’s token card-throwing skills, which the actor was more than happy to show off — in Josh’s face. Safe to say, if Gambit brings this deck of cards to “Apocalypse,” the X-Men will officially win the war.



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July 28, 2014
Posted by Ali

For the first night of Comic Con for Channing he and Jenna attended the MTVu Fandom Awards where Chan was a presenter.

Gallery Links:
- Channing Tatum Online > 2014 > July 24 | Comic Con – MTVu Fandom Awards
- Channing Tatum Online > 2014 > July 24 | Comic Con – MTVu Fandom Awards – Ceremony



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July 26, 2014

A new article talking about Comic Con that also features Channing & his film Book of Life.

SAN DIEGO: Action, comedy, animation and dystopia made up an eclectic slate of upcoming films that 20th Century Fox presented at Comic Con on Friday, hoping to engage the convention’s avid fan base.

Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate, Ron Perlman lent some star power to the presentation, introducing clips from “The Book of Life,” an intricately designed animated film based around the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday.

“The Day of the Dead is very dear and near to my heart, I got married on that day because one of my best friends had passed away and I wanted him to be there and that was the day he would be,” director Jorge Gutierrez said.

Executive producer Guillermo Del Toro, a fan favorite at Comic Con, said he became involved with “The Book of Life” because he felt it “needed me,” describing it as “a gorgeous and magical movie.”

Tatum, who stars in his first leading animated role in “The Book of Life,” said “I jumped at it right away, it seemed so punk rock to do a film with this backdrop.”

The film features contemporary music from bands such as Radiohead and Mumford & Sons, not usually the music featured in animated films. Rapper Biz Markie came out on stage and performed “Just a Friend,” one of the songs featured in the film, spurring an impromptu dance party among the cast on stage.

“I grew up in Tijuana, so all the American music, I saw it go south and it became the soundtrack of my life,” he said. “‘Creep’ (by Radiohead) was one of the songs I grew up with.”

Laughs were provided by clips of comedies “Let’s Be Cops,” a goofy bromance with two men who pretend to be police, and “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” a comedy spinning a twist on the classic British spy genres defined by the James Bond franchise.

“Kingsman,” which stars Mark Hamill, Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson, is based on the comic of the same name and follows a young man recruited by an elite secret service agency.

One lucky audience member was selected to be flown to London to appear in one of the remaining scenes still to be shot before the film is released in October.

Other films showcased included “The Maze Runner,” based on James Dashner’s young adult book of the same name. The film follows a group of boys trapped in a dystopian land where the only way out is through a giant concrete maze.

“We think this could be a really cool saga to tell in multiple movies,” director Wes Ball said, asking the audience to spread the word to build buzz for a sequel.

Fans were treated to the first look of the film’s second trailer, and a clip that showed the film’s lead, Thomas (played by Dylan O’Brien), as he comes face to face with a deadly creature known as a Griever in the maze.

(Source)



Filed under: Articles, The Book of Life
July 26, 2014
Posted by Ali

Channing joins Biz Markie sing the song “Just A Friend” today during their comic con panel!



Filed under: Events, Video
July 25, 2014

AL.coom gives us a peek into Channing’s experience on Running Wild with Bear Grylls!

When you pair a celebrity with survivalist Bear Grylls and set them loose at some remote location for 48-hours, there’s bound to be some entertaining, and scary, moments.

For Alabama native Channing Tatum, the highlight of his adventure with the former “Man vs. Wild” star while filming NBC’s “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” was both.

“One of my favorite moments was with Channing,” said Grylls during a conference call on his press tour. “I said to him, ‘You’ve done all these crazy things. You’ve jumped out of helicopters into a lake, you’ve climbed on rock ledges, chased rattlesnakes, what was your favorite bit?’”

Grylls said Tatum’s reply was unexpected, but a “classic Channing” remark.

“It was just you and me cooking rattlesnake over the fire. You had your pants off because you were drying them on the rocks.” A pants-less Grylls got his private parts a bit close to the fire. “That’s when I knew the adventure was real,” Grylls recalls Tatum as saying.

Tatum, along with Zac Efron, Ben Stiller, Tamron Hall, Deion Sanders and Tom Arnold, will appear on the show, which premieres on July 28. The six-episode season will kick off with Zac Efron.

Grylls said the show gives audiences a chance to see celebrities as real people who have fears and struggle with decisions. The survivor specialist added that filming is a very small production and guests aren’t given any warning or practice for what’s ahead.

“The truth is, I genuinely have so much respect for these guys,” said Grylls, “It’s just totally new terrain and they’re all so fun. Channing, and Zac, are great to be there with cause they’re so enthusiastic and have no fear and just love the adrenaline. When he [Tatum] first saw we are flying over in a helicopter, hanging out the side, he was like ‘this is amazing’ and I was like ‘just wait until you get in there.’”

“Running Wild with Bear Grylls” will premiere on NBC on July 28 at 7 p.m.



July 22, 2014

Sending love and wishes to a wonderful couple! Here is to many more years of them together!



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July 11, 2014
Posted by Ali

Channing is scheduled to be in attendance at this years Comic Con in San Diego.

Friday, July 25th
Panel participants are Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Writer/Director Jorge Gutierrez and Producer Guillermo del Toro.
Release: October 17, 2014
The Book of Life, a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.



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