Paranorman was one of my favorite films last year. Laika has done things with stop motion storytelling that goes beyond what we’ve seen any other studio accomplish in recent years, yes… including Disney. I was hoping to be able to show you the first trailer for Boxtrolls, but Sony yanked it offline before I had a chance to post it. Still, we’ve got the first post for the film for you and we’ll have the trailer up as soon as they release it.
Boxtrolls is slated for a September 26, 2014 release and features the voices of: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade and Tracy Morgan.
The new 3D animated feature from Laika Studios tells the tale of the Boxtrolls, monsters who live underneath the charming streets of Cheesebridge, who 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 aboveground to save them, where he teams with an adventurous young girl to save not only the Boxtrolls but the soul of Cheesebridge.