THE BOXTROLLS Super Cute First Trailer Debuts
From the inventive LAIKA folks who brought us the Oscar-nominated CORALINE and PARANORMAN comes this adorable, first trailer for THE BOXTROLLS.
PARANORMAN producer Travis Knight and co-director Sam Fell were recently invited by The Academy to join the membership.
THE BOXTROLLS – a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated movie is based on Alan Snow’s bestselling fantasy adventure novel Here Be Monsters.
The voice cast includes Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Academy Award nominee Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Game of Thrones), Emmy Award nominee Jared Harris (Mad Men), Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Nick Frost (the upcoming The World’s End), Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd), and Tracy Morgan (30 Rock).
I like how the baby wasn’t afraid of them – as if to say, “ok, lets go!” – and being a huge fan of the amazing stop-motion animation, I can’t wait to see what LAIKA has in store for us.
Watch this Academy video, from August 2012, where the PARANORMAN filmmakers discuss the inordinate amount of time and great care that goes into making these types of sophisticated films.
THE BOXTROLLS is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class, and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells.
The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs (voiced by Mr. Hempstead-Wright), since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Mr. Kingsley), who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie (Ms. Fanning) to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.
THE BOXTROLLS is being directed by Anthony Stacchi (co-director of the hit animated feature Open Season) and Graham Annable (story artist on Coraline and ParaNorman), and produced by David Ichioka and Travis Knight.
Focus Features will release the film into theaters on September 26, 2014.
Visit the film’s official site: http://www.theboxtrolls.com/