First Teaser Up For Laika’s Boxtrolls

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boxtrollsLaika 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.




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