Laika Entertainment, creators of 2009’s Coraline and last year’s Academy Ward nominee ParaNorman has just released their first teaser trailer for their next animated film, The Boxtrolls. Set for release on September 24, 2014, The Boxtrolls will be the first stop-motion animated film directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable.
The new 3D animated feature will tell the tale of the Boxtrolls, monsters who live underneath the charming streets of Cheesebridge. They 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 above-ground to save them, where he teams with an adventurous young girl to save not only the Boxtrolls but the soul of Cheesebridge.
The Boxtrolls will feature Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Eggs, and Ben Kingsley as the evil Archibald Snatcher. Other voices include Elle Fanning (Winnie), Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, and Tracy Morgan. The film is based on the book Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow. Here Be Monsters! was the original working title of the film as well.
The film is currently looking at a release date of September 24, 2014, moved up from the original October 17th date.
The video is up now on our The Boxtrolls Video page, or on youtube.