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Animator and Director | Mexico / USA

Born in Mexico City and raised in Tijuana, Gutierrez attended CalArts, where he received his BFA & MFA. His thesis "Carmelo" won the Student Emmy Award.

He has directed, written and designed characters for Warner Bros, Disney, Cartoon Network, Sony and DreamWorks.

Gutierrez and his wife Sandra Equihua, created the Emmy winning series “El Tigre, The Adventures of Manny Rivera” for Nickelodeon.

Gutierrez recently co-wrote and directed “The Book of Life”, a CG-animated feature for Reel FX and 20th Century FOX, produced by Guillermo Del Toro and Brad Booker.

The film was been nominated for a Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Award, Producer’s Guild Award and Annie Award for Best Animated Feature.

Most recently, Gutierrez signed onto a deal with Reel FX to write and develop his next picture – “Untitled Kung Fu Space Western” with Sandra Equihua returning as Character Designer, Doug Langdale as co-writer and Brad Booker as producer.

He currently lives in Tijuana, Los Angeles and Texas.