I am a HUGE fan of stop-motion animation and Laika studios. The worlds they create are nothing short of amazing. The patience, time and teamwork that goes into creating these movies feel so much more authentic than most movies we see today. Give me stop-motion over CGI everytime.

We have a real treat to share with you today! It’s a featurette that gives you just a taste of what goes on behind the scenes of Laika’s latest film, THE BOXTROLLS. While I don’t think this will be nearly as fun as PARANORMAN it will still be a great film to take the kids too.

In theaters September 26, 2014

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.

Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable


Based on the novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow


Voice Cast: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan


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