It’s been a while since my husband and I have been to the movies (we need to have another “date” soon!). One of the last times we saw a movie we saw a trailer for a film called The Boxtrolls. It looked interesting.
The Boxtrolls is made by the same people who created Caroline and ParaNorman. Just like those films, this film is also made with stop animation.
The new 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature 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 Isaac 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 (Academy Award winner Ben 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 (Elle Fanning) to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.
The Boxtrolls feature the voice talents of Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Simon Pegg and introducing Isaac Hempstead-Wright.
Here is the trailer I saw in theaters. I also included another trailer that gives you a glimpse at the behind the scenes stuff. I think creating these miniature worlds is truly amazing.
If you would like to keep up to date on the movie you can check out the official website, www.TheBoxtrolls.com. You can also find the film on the various social media sites – Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.
The Boxtrolls comes to theaters on September 26, 2014.
What do you think of the film? Do you think it’s something you will see when it comes out in theaters?
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