There are your standard animation films, and then there are stop-animation films. We love stop-animation films because, seriously, think about how much work goes into making one!
From the makers of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” comes “The Boxtrolls”, a 3D stop motion animated fantasy-comedy film based on the novel, “Here Be Monsters!” by Alan Snow.
The film centres itself on the orphan Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright). Unaware of his human parentage, he has been brought up by the Boxtrolls, a strange race of quirky, mischevious creatures who hide in a magical, mechanical world far beneath our own. Only able to venture into the city above their home after nightfall, the Boxtrolls live in constant fear of capture by the evil pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher (voiced by Ben Kingsley). Snatcher, who has his own evil reasons for eradicating the cave dwelling creatures, will stop at nothing to keep the young Eggs from discovering how he really came to be brought up by the well-meaning trolls – a secret which could have devastating results for them all.
Watch the trailer here:
Produced by Laika, it is being directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi. The film stars Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, and Tracy Morgan.
“The Boxtrolls” will be released in a cinema near you on 11th September (Thursday).
For more information, visit its official website.