Coming to theaters on September 26, 2014 is the new film from Focus Features called The Boxtrolls. If you follow my blog on a regular basis you have probably seen a few posts about the film.
The film stars the voice talents of Ben Kingsley, Elle Flanning, Toni Collette and Tracy Morgan, to name a few.
A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.
Check out the trailer.
The film looks like it’s a lot of fun.
Focus Features has teamed up with the Imagination Foundation for a fun Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge.
The mission of the Imagination Foundation is to find, foster and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in children around the world.
The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge wants to encourage children and their families to get creative with cardboard boxes and create fun and unique craft creations, just like the Boxtrolls do.
The purpose of this creative challenge is to encourage children to get crafty and use their imaginations.
Gather up cardboard boxes and supplies and get crafty. Once you have completed your craft take a photo and upload it to Twitter and/or Instagram along with the hashtag #TheBoxtrollsCC
All Eligible entries received throughout the contest dates will be judged based on the following criteria:
One grand prize winner will win an awesome prize package which consists of…
- Apple iMac
- iPad Air
- Imagination Gift Pack which includes a copy of Microsoft Office, The Print Shop and KidPix software
- $500 DiscoveryStore.com gift card
- $1,000 Michaels Arts & Crafts gift card
Wow! Wow! Wow!!! That is an amazing prize package!
If you would like more information about this contest please visit www.FocusFeatures.com/The_Boxtrolls/Imagination. The contest ends on September 29, 2014.
In addition to the contest you and your family can attend one of the local Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge events happening across the country.
For a list of cities, dates and times for hosted events in the Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge visit Facebook.com/TheBoxtrolls. Some cities are listed below.
- 9/14: San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Houston
- 9/20: Boston
- 9/21: Philadelphia, Denver, Portland
I hope readers will participate in both the contest and local events. I’m looking forward to seeing your creations. Feel free to copy/paste the link to your entry in the comments section so I can check it out.
Don’t forget, The Boxtrolls come to theaters on September 26, 2014. The official film hashtag is #TheBoxtrolls.
*I have partnered with Social Moms and Focus Features to bring you this information. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.