Watch: Laika's Stop-Motion 'Boxtrolls' New Behind the Scenes Trailer
by Ethan Anderton
November 26, 2013
We've already seen a teaser trailer for next year's release of The Boxtrolls, the latest stop-motion animated film from Laika, the studio behind the films Coraline and ParaNorman. Now a second trailer has surfaced, and this one goes behind the scenes of the painstaking production, showing the hands who move these intricate characters and set pieces frame by frame. Based on Alan Snow’s novel Here Be Monsters and follows a group of sewer-dwelling oddballs, who are perceived as dangerous, but in fact have raised a orphan boy. Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Simon Pegg all lend their voices to characters in the film. Watch the trailer below!
Here's the second trailer for Laika's The Boxtrolls, originally from Apple:
The Boxtrolls are monsters who live below the streets of Cheesebridge, who crawl out of the sewers at night to steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. Or so the townspeople have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are a community of lovable oddballs who are raising an abandoned and orphaned human boy named Eggs as one of their own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by a villainous exterminator who is bent on eradicating them, Eggs must venture aboveground and team with an adventurous young girl to save them. Graham Annable (story artist on ParaNorman) and Anthony Stacchi (co-director of Open Season) directs the film which Focus Features releases on September 26th, 2014.
Honestly, that's so cool. A career in stop-motion animation must be a dream come true for someone talented and creative enough to handle it. It would take me an eternity just to make that trumpet at :48, and I'm sure it would look more like a strand of spaghetti than a tiny musical instrument.
Wafffles on Nov 26, 2013
Really looking forward to this.
Carpola on Nov 26, 2013
Easily one of the most effective trailers I've ever seen. Well done Laika!
ListenToVinyl on Nov 26, 2013
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