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Diego Luna Lends His Real Singing Voice to Manolo in 'The Book of Life'

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(Pictured above: Diego Luna takes a selfie with mariachi musicians on the red carpet for "The Book of Life" premiere in Los Angeles.)

Diego Luna’s singing in the animated feature film “The Book of Life” provoked a fun reaction from his six-year-old son, Jerónimo. The actor recently told ¡Hey! magazine that, upon hearing his singing voice, his son mocked him, but also said that his boy is now a fan of all the songs in the film.

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The Mexican actor and director said he was excited, as this is the first film he can share with his children.

“Right now, I’ve only shown them the trailers and the songs,” said Luna. “When my son heard me sing he made fun of me, but then he learned all the songs. It was wonderful being able to share my work with them. As a matter of fact, they were part of the film from its inception. They were with me while filming and they understood how to make an animated movie,” he said.

"The Book of Life" soundtrack, with Diego Luna singing several tracks, is available for download on iTunes.

The animated feature film stars Diego Luna (Manolo), Channing Tatum (Joaquin), Zoe Saldana (Maria), Kate del Castillo (La Muerte), Ron Perlman (Xibalba), Christina Applegate (Mary Beth), Ice Cube (Candle Maker), and has a host of cameos by other famous voices such as Hector Elizondo, Danny Trejo, Eugenio Derbez, Gabriel Iglesias, Cheech Marin and more. The film is directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro.

Check out these behind the scenes videos with the cast:

“The Book of Life” opens in theaters nationwide on October 17 and is rated PG. Get local movie times and tickets for "The Book of Life" at moviefone.com.

Wonderwall Latino contributed to this report.

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