I was disappointed with both Focus Features and LAIKA’s ParaNorman and Coraline, although I am hearing wonderful things about their latest stop-motion animated 3-D extravaganza, the “Jungle Book” and “Frankenstein”-esque The Boxtrolls
In this new featurette, learn how The Boxtrolls found their unique language in “Trolls off the Tongue”.
We also have the first clip in which we meet Winnie, who asks for the trolls’ treasures. The result is a cute little montage.
Directed by Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable, the pic opens in theaters September 25.
“A family event movie 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 Winnie (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.“
The voice cast includes Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, and Tracy Morgan.