From the creators of Paranorman we finally get our first look at Laika‘s late summer animation Boxtrolls, no more lurking under the cheesebridge watch the first official UK trailer.
Boxtrolls is based around the Alain Snow Kids book Here Be Monsters we follow a group of sewer dwelling trolls who live in a Victorian style town Cheesebridge who at night steal what the townsfolk most love their children and their cheese. The trolls ended up raising an orphaned child they name Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) but their lives are threatened by the evil Archibald Snatcher (sir Ben Kingsley) who threatens to exterminate them all.
Disney-Pixar maybe considered the leading light in modern animation, when you look back at Laika’s track record you can easily say they are the masters of stop-animation. Apparently there has been a few videos for this upcoming animation released however the UK trailer for Boxtrolls gives us a proper look into that world of the friendly trolls. It’s quirky, a fantastic voice cast and dark humour that will appeal to all age groups which suggest it might just be three hits in a row (Coraline, Paranorman) for the studio.
Boxtrolls will be released in UK on 12th September with Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, and Simon Pegg all co-starring.
The Boxtrolls is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least that’s the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, EGGS (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright), since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by a villainous pest exterminator ARCHIBALD SNATCHER (Acadamy Award winner Ben Kingsley) who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kind-hearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and an adventurous rich girl WINNIE (Elle Fanning) to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.Powered by Sidelines