The Boxtrolls (2014) Feature International Trailer
When their lives are threatened, they'll find help where they least expect it.
Feature international trailer for The Boxtrolls shows plenty of never before seen footage from the film that not only shows off the impressive stop-motion visuals, but provides more of the film's premise.
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 (Isaac Hempstead-Wright), since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by a villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley) who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kind-hearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and an adventurous rich girl Winnie (Elle Fanning) to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes...even rectangles.
The Boxtrolls is the third collaboration between LAIKA Studios and Focus Features, with their previous two productions resulting in ParaNorman and Coraline. Not a bad résumé.
Making a point to showcase some new visuals, the stop-motion looks so good that it is at times hard not to believe that this is not 100% computer-generated imagery. Now if only Focus Features would serve up some featurettes showing the animation process.
- Posted: June 11, 2014
- Director: Anthony Stacchi
- Writer: Alan Snow
- Studio: Focus Features
- Release: September 26, 2014
- Cast: Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Toni Collette
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