The Boxtrolls come to life in this new trailer for the film from the producers of Coraline and Paranorman
As an unabashed fan of stop-motion I'm super excited to see THE BOXTROLLS tumble into theaters next year. From Laika, the studio that brought us CORALINE and PARANORMAN, this latest adventure is based on the book 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow and features the voices of Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Toni Collette, Ben Kingsley, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, and Jared Harris. In the latest trailer, we get a sneak peek at the building of this stop-motion world, which is fascinatingly detailed, right down to a flower growing in the street. Simply put, this looks awesome.
Take a gander:
Here's the synopsis:
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, thatís 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.
Really, there isn't much more to say about this. It's one of those things where I'm all in, no matter what. Stop-motion is one of those exceptionally intriguing art forms that fascinates me on every level. Seeing the level of care, detail, and absolute, mind-numbing execution in making these kinds of films is amazing. With a great batch of voice talent to back the film up, I have little doubt that THE BOXTROLLS will be anything short of awesome. And, I've punched my adjectives card for the day.
THE BOXTROLLS opens on September 26, 2014.