Laika has ushered in a mini-golden age of stop-motion animation with films like Coraline, Paranorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo and The Two Strings, and now they’ve just unveiled their latest potential classic.
The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is none of his small-minded high-society peers seems to recognize this.
We don’t get too much from the trailer as far as story, but the visuals are some of the most stunning ever produced by Laika.
Laika has created a renaissance in the world of stop motion films through Coraline and Paranorman. With the Boxtrolls, it’s looking like they’ve built on that solid foundation and created a film that is even more fun and visually stunning.
Today, we’ve got the new trailer for the film, and it focuses on the amazing behind the scenes work that goes into making the magic come together on the screen.
Boxtrolls are 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.