A great full-length trailer has been released for The Boxtrolls, the long-awaited stop-motion animation film from the studio that brought us Coraline and ParaNorman. Based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls tells the story of a young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors. When an exterminator becomes hell-bent on getting rid of them, the boy must venture to the world above to save his family. Laika Studios look to have another hit with this great looking film. It looks funny, entertaining and heartfelt, not to mention the outstanding craftsmanship on display with the stop-motion visuals. We’re already in line.
Featuring voice work from Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, and Tracy Morgan.
Official synopsis for The Boxtrolls:
The new 3D animated feature from Laika Studios tells the tale of the Boxtrolls, monsters who live underneath the charming streets of Cheesebridge, who crawl out of the sewers at night to steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend the townspeople have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are a community of lovable oddballs who are raising as one of their own an abandoned and orphaned human boy named Eggs. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by a villainous exterminator who is bent on eradicating them, Eggs must venture aboveground to save them, where he teams with an adventurous young girl to save not only the Boxtrolls but the soul of Cheesebridge.
ETA: UK – 12 September, 2014. USA – 26 September, 2014.