Boxtrolls Movie Review
THE BOXTROLLS released in theaters on September 26, 2014. But is just now making it’s arrival on Blu-Ray for the whole family to enjoy. This family will have your heart from early in the movie because The Boxtrolls take an orphaned boy in and raise him in the streets of Cheesebridge. Eggs teams up with Winnifred to save The Boxtrolls and become the perfect duo to get the job done!
I will admit though, at first while watching this cute movie that I couldn’t get into the story line itself, for a few minutes. But once the story gained momentum I was sad to see it end. I don’t want to be a spoiler but, this is one film you will want to watch with the whole family!
Pick up your copy on January 20, 2015!
Story: 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.
Directors: Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable
Writer: 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
MPAA Rating: PG
- PRELIMINARY ANIMATIC SEQUENCES
o Play with Commentary by Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable
o Baby In The Trash
o Eggs In The Underworld
o Man On A Horse
o Trubshaw’s Inventorium
o Cheese Shop
o Tea And Cheese
Bonus Features on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack and DVD
- DARE TO BE SQUARE: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BOXTROLLS
o VOICING THE BOXTROLLS
The tremendously talented cast members of The Boxtrolls discuss what it’s like to voice an animated puppet, what each actor brought to his/her role, whether their personalities were similar to their characters, and more.
o INSIDE THE BOX
The directors, producers, and creative supervisor of character fabrication Georgina Hayns share the challenges of crafting characters who are inside a box.
o THE BIG CHEESE: ALLERGY SNATCHER
The directors and producers are joined by Brian McLean, director of Rapid Prototyping, to discuss how the animation studio LAIKA creates the faces for their puppets. The big story here – literally! – is how Snatcher’s face changes shape due to his cheese allergy.
o DECONSTRUCTING THE DANCE
Discover how LAIKA combined traditional stop-motion animation with visual effects in order to create the beautiful ballroom dance sequence – and how costume designer Deborah Cook met the challenge of creating costumes that could flow during a dance scene.
o THINK BIG: THE MECHA DRILL
Standing 5 feet tall and weighing over 75 pounds, the Mecha-Drill is the largest stop motion puppet/prop ever created by LAIKA. Follow its creation from design to completion.
o THE NATURE OF CREATION
o TROLLS RIGHT OFF THE TONGUE
o ALLERGIC TO EASY
o LET’S DANCE