I saw some early footage of The Boxtrolls 2 weeks ago at a small screening in NYC and chatted with the film’s directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable along with LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight.
I was blown away by the footage I saw. It was only approximately 20 minutes but it was absolutely wonderful. I walked away only wanting more. I loved the story and I loved the stop-motion animation. I can’t wait to see this movie in its entirety, it is art:
“A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.”