Jorge Gutierrez


Jorge R. Gutierrez is a Mexican animator, painter, writer & director who, along with his wife and muse Sandra Equihua, created the multiple Annie & 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 films, cartoons, illustrations and paintings exploring his love affair with Mexican pop and folk culture.

Gutierrez attended the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where he received his BFA & MFA in Experimental Animation under Jules Engel.

In 2014 Gutierrez co-wrote and directed the animated feature The Book of Life for Reel FX and 20th Century Fox. He earned his first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Animated Feature Film in 2014. In 2017 he wrote and directed the Emmy nominated VR short "Son of Jaguar" for Google. He is currently writing and directing "Maya And The Three" as his first limited series for Netflix.