Jorge R. Gutiérrez (born January 31, 1975 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican painter, animator, director, and voice actor. He is best known for being the creator of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, The Book of Life, and Maya and the Three.
Notable Works (Non-Voiceover)
Film - Animation
- ChalkZone: Guest art director
- ¡Mucha Lucha!: Guest character designer
- The Buzz on Maggie: Guest character model designer
- Brandy & Mr. Whiskers: Guest writer
- Yin Yang Yo!: Guest writer
- Maya & Miguel: Writer
- Class of 3000: Guest music video art director
- El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera: Creator, executive director, character designer, production designer
- MAD: Animator, graphic designer
- The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Executive consultant
- Maya and the Three: Creator, director, character designer, and executive producer
- El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera: Gordo Gordo
- Elena of Avalor: El Guerrero
- Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ghostbear
- Victor and Valentino: Sal
- The Loud House: Lucha Libra Commentator
- Vampirina: Papa Calaca note
- Maya and the Three: King Teca
Tropes in his works include:
- Author Appeal: Some of the themes present in many of his works are family, memory, and honor.
- His works will typically include at least one instance of a tough, feisty, powerful woman and a man who adores her, usually ending with the two turning into a Battle Couple.
- All three of the works he directed so far have at least one skeleton woman among the cast, usually taking inspiration from José Guadalupe Posada's depiction of La Calavera Catrina.
- Doing It for the Art: He does everything he can to spread Mexican culture and the like. Most notably, he spent 14 years trying to get The Book Of Life off the ground. He even wrote the art book and animated many of the 2D sequences.
- Production Posse: Besides his wife, he works with at least one of the following people in his work: Doug Lang Dale, Carlos Alazraqui, Eric Bauza, Grey DeLisle, Héctor Elizondo, Candi Milo, and Danny Trejo.
- Shared Universe: According to him, The Book of Life and El Tigre, and Maya and the Three all take place in the same universe.
- Write What You Know: Many of his works showcase Mexican culture, as he himself is Mexican.