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Focus Features and LAIKA Animation partner for three more films

Focus Features and LAIKA may not be setting the box office on fire with the films they have released to date, but they certainly have won over critics. LAIKA Animation recently inked a three picture deal with Focus which means we will be seeing their unique brand of filmmaking for a few years to come. LAIKA CEO Travis Knight issued this statement. “Focus and LAIKA are kindred...

Exclusive Int: The Boxtrolls Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable!

You have to give serious credit to Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi who co-directed the wonderful new stop-motion animated adventure from Laika Studios, THE BOXTROLLS. This unique and fanciful feature, based on the book “Here Be Monsters” is a family film with rich characters and something nearly everybody can relate to. It is a beauty to watch through and through....

Exclusive 1:1 Interview: The Boxtrolls Star Elle Fanning!

Elle Fanning is one of the most delightful young talents working today. With her terrific work in SUPER 8 and this year’s hit MALEFICENT, she is definitely looking to have a bright and impressive career. In her latest, the animated feature THE BOXTROLLS, she lends her voice to role of Winnie and once again shines brightly. She joins an already impressive cast including the great...

Exclusive 1:1 Interview: The Boxtrolls Star Sir Ben Kingsley!

It would not be an overstatement that Sir Ben Kingsley is one of the greatest actors working today. The Academy Award winning thespian has given legendary performances in such work as GANDHI, SCHINDLER’S LIST and SEXY BEAST to name a few. He even caused quite a stir with his performance in IRON MAN 3. This shockingly talented fellow works constantly and always surprises...

Review: The Boxtrolls

PLOT: Underneath the fanciful town of Cheesebridge lives a small civilization of lovable trolls, who've adopted a young boy to raise as their own. When a villainous exterminator vows to wipe out every last one of them, the Boxtrolls and their human counterpart must find away to escape their doom and live harmoniously with the people above. REVIEW: I'll be perfectly honest,...

New character posters hit for The Boxtrolls in preparation for Comic-Con

In case you weren't the only one wondering where all the animated films have gone, THE BOXTROLLS will have you covered come this September. The latest trailer hit about a month ago, showcasing its classic stop-motion and off-kilter humor. Now we have some posters highlighting the characters of the film. Take a look: In case you're looking to get...

Set Visit: The Boxtrolls - Part Three: Dining with the Directors

Click here for Part One of our visit: Welcome To Cheesebridge! Click here for Part Two of our set visit: Meet the Stop Motion Masters! Okay, here's the thing, folks. I had just spent the past few hours touring the sets, marveling at the decorated halls, and meeting all of the talented craftsmen and women who create cinematic wonders and movie magic within...

Set Visit: The Boxtrolls - Part Two: Meet the Stop-Motion Masters

CLICK HERE for Part One of our visit: Welcome To Cheesebridge! My visit to the set of Laika's latest 3D stop-motion animated feature film, THE BOXTROLLS, was unique in that much of the time spent with the film's creators did not consist of being able to directly interviewing each individual, but offered the opportunity to bear witness to a series of presentations...

Set Visit: The Boxtrolls - Part One: Welcome to Cheesebridge

When the good word came down the wire that I was to visit the set of Laika's newest stop-motion animated feature film, THE BOXTROLLS, it felt as if I had just been given a golden ticket - one that would grant me an afternoon within the walls of the place I've come to refer to as the “Wonka Factory” of animation studios. Excited, I made my way across the United States...

New trailer for The Boxtrolls brings more charm and laughter to stop-motion

We have a great new trailer for Laika Studios' THE BOXTROLLS directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annabele. The fantastic looking stop-motion animated feature has been on my radar for a long time now simply because Laika also brought us CORALINE and PARANORMAN . Those movies were awesome therefore I have high expectations, very high. Here's the synopsis:...

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...

Laika's third feature, The Boxtrolls, gets a teaser and poster

Laika has released two acclaimed films to date: CORALINE and PARANORMAN, both of which have become staples in the movie rotation for my kids. They are darker than what Pixar and Dreamworks have to offer but no less full of heart. I especially think PARANORMAN was one of the best animated films of the last several years. Laika is trying to complete their hat trick with the similarly...
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