Focus Features releases a new trailer for Portland-based Laika's upcoming stop-motion animated film, The Boxtrolls.
Focus Features has released a new trailer for Portland-based Laika's upcoming stop-motion animated film, The Boxtrolls.
The trailer shows how the folks at Laika Studios (Makers of Coraline and ParaNorman) craft their films before giving a look at the characters in motion.
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.
Check out the new trailer, below:
The voice cast includes Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Academy Award nominee Toni Collette, Elle Fanning (marking her fourth movie with Focus), Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Game of Thrones), Emmy Award nominee Jared Harris (Mad Men), Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Nick Frost (The World’s End), Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd), and Tracy Morgan (30 Rock). The Boxtrolls arrives in theaters September 26, 2014.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.