From the hands that brought us "ParaNorman" and "Coraline" comes a new 3D stop-motion, CG hybrid animated feature film from LAIKA and Focus Features. "The Boxtrolls" isn't due out until next September, but you can get excited about it now by checking out this new trailer. "The Boxtrolls" is based on Alan Snow’s bestselling fantasy adventure novel, "Here Be Monsters" and is directed by Anthony Stacchi ("Open Season") and Graham Annable ("Coraline" and "ParaNorman").
Voice actors include: Ben Kingsley; Toni Collette, Elle Fanning; Isaac Hempstead-Wright ("Bran Stark" from "Game of Thrones"); Jared Harris ("Mad Men"); Tracy Morgan ("30 Rock"); Simon Pegg ("Shaun of the Dead"); Nick Frost ("The World’s End"); and, Richard Ayoade ("The IT Crowd").
After the film's description, watch the trailer and let us know if "The Boxtrolls" will be on your fall movie viewing list. The film opens in theaters September 26, 2014.
"The Boxtrolls" 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 Mr. 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 (Mr. 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 (Ms. Fanning) to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.