First Teaser Trailer for Laika's New Stop-Motion Movie 'The Boxtrolls'

July 2, 2013
Source: Apple

Laika's The Boxtrolls

"Families come in all shapes and sizes - even rectangles!" Dang, this is early! But it's important to get this teaser in front of Despicable Me 2 this week. Focus Features has debuted the first teaser trailer for Laika's The Boxtrolls, the latest stop-motion animation movie from the studio behind the films Coraline and ParaNorman. Playing off of the goofy Minions just a bit, this adapted story features a lovable community of "Boxtrolls", monsters who live underground that adopt an orphaned child, voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright, who isn't heard in this yet since the movie isn't out for over a year (late 2014). Give it a quick look!

Here's the first teaser trailer for Laika's The Boxtrolls, in high def from Apple:

The new 3D stop-motion 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.

The Boxtrolls

Laika's The Boxtrolls is being co-directed by Anthony Stacchi (Open Season) and Graham Annable, adapted from Alan Snow's novel. Focus Features is releasing the film in theaters September 26th, 2014 next year.

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As a fan of vintage packaging, I love this.

DAVIDPD on Jul 2, 2013


Love stop-motion animation! This looks awesome!

Moutchy on Jul 2, 2013


Very refreshing.

nathan on Jul 2, 2013


Didn't realize it was stop-motion until i read the article. Very impressive...

Hugo Aranzaes on Jul 2, 2013


Laika didn't make the corpse bride. FACT CHECK.

Guest on Jul 2, 2013


Truth is they did contract animation work on it. I suggest you do some fact checking of your own... Studio: Laika Entertainment Tim Burton Productions Or go here under Production Companies: They did not finance and develop it as a studio by themselves, but Laika certainly had a hand in creating Corpse Bride.

Alex Billington on Jul 2, 2013


contract work is totally different. Laika gets help from Mackinnon & Saunders for armature parts and whatnot, but that doesn't mean Mackinnon should get credited for the entire movie. that's just misleading information.

theillustratographer on Jul 2, 2013


We aren't giving them credit for the entire movie, just saying they were involved. Who should be getting credit then if not Laika, especially if they're listed as a production company? Why do you even care about this so much? Laika was involved with Corpse Bride whether you like it or not, that's a fact, and we can certainly mention that if we choose.

Alex Billington on Jul 2, 2013


I care because I work at Laika, and it's a pet peeve when people confuse tim burton movies with laika movies. i'm not entirely sure how the contract thing works but it's most likely that the animators were already under contract with Laika when they were hired onto the Corpse Bride and Tim Burton may have been legally obligated to credit Laika for that reason. that doesn't make it a Laika movie! In fact, some of those animators also worked on Fantastic Mr. Fox--again, not a laika movie. the fact is, Laika's puppet department did not create the puppets, and none of the animating was done in Laika's studio. So to say "the studio that brought you The Corpse Bride" is misleading information.

theillustratographer on Jul 2, 2013


Mackinnon & Saunders make puppets for ALL the major stop-motion films. They even did ParaNorman. Laika was one of the main production teams in making the Corpse bride, re-gardless if it was contracted, this was before Laika started making feature films themselves, (Coraline was their first) this was when Henry Selick was involved with the company.

Phillip L Ward on Jul 2, 2013


you're stating things i already knew that neither support nor refute my arguments, but alright lol

Guest on Jul 2, 2013


Clearly you didn'y know, which is why I had to tell you! 😛

Phillip L Ward on Jul 3, 2013


This looks new and refreshing. Love the "spirit" of it and hope it's as good as the teaser. I sometimes forget how cool well made kid's films can be.

Qrious on Jul 2, 2013


this is ADORABLE!!!!

RobotProphet on Jul 2, 2013


Dangit Universal! Why you gotta be such jerks?

Rizz Rustbolt on Jul 2, 2013


"This video contains content from Universal Pictures, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds" ...Fuck!!!

The Truth on Jul 2, 2013


Yeah, what the fuck is that?

cobrazombie on Jul 3, 2013


Loved Paranorman, I'm sure I'll love this too.

Carpola on Jul 4, 2013


Laika - these guys are the best...

Azzard Gordon on Jul 4, 2013


A-class example of how to make a teaser

David Banner on Jul 5, 2013

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