The Boxtrolls - Trailer
Director Graham AnnableYear 2014Genre(s) Animation
The Boxtrolls are odd underground creatures that wear cardboard boxes as if they were shells. Shy and wary of the unforgiving world around them, they take to the streets at night to recycle rubbish from dustbins and store it in their homes below the streets of Cheesebridge; a town fixated with money and smelly cheese and who are less than welcoming to their sewer dwelling neighbours, who they believe to be enormous insidious menaces. That couldn't be further than the truth when it comes to the Boxtrolls; there is simply nothing menacing about them, so when they find themselves being pursued by a ruthless exterminator by the name of Archibald Snatcher, all they want to do is make sure they are well hidden. They have a protector, however, named Eggs - a young boy who the Boxtrolls adopted as a baby - and he's about to show them just how brave they can be in the face of danger.
This stop-motion adventure has been based on the 2005 novel 'Here Be Monsters!' by Alan Snow. Directed by Graham Annable ('ParaNorman' story artist) and Anthony Stacchi ('Open Season'), and written by Irena Brignull ('Skellig', 'Come Together') and Adam Pava ('Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends'), 'The Boxtrolls' will be released in the UK on September 12th 2014.
Starring: Simon Pegg, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Ben Kingsley, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Jared Harris, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Tracy Morgan, Laraine Newman, Sam Lavagnino
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