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The Boxtrolls (Here Be Monsters) (2014)

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Steve Blum Steve Blum
Shoe / Sparky
Dee Bradley Baker Dee Bradley Baker
Fish / Wheels / Bucket
Max Mitchell Max Mitchell
Baby Eggs
Ben Kingsley Ben Kingsley
Snatcher
Jared Harris Jared Harris
Lord Portley-Rind
Nick Frost Nick Frost
Mr. Trout
Richard Ayoade Richard Ayoade
Mr. Pickles
Tracy Morgan Tracy Morgan
Mr. Gristle


Written by (View all)
Irena Brignull Irena Brignull
(screenplay)
Adam Pava Adam Pava
(screenplay)


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Review of The Boxtrolls

8 years, 2 months ago at Sep 29 18:15
2 votes
The Boxtrolls upholds a fine tradition of stop-motion animated films. Beginning with Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (critically NOT directed by Tim Burton), and followed by nearly a dozen other notable efforts, the genre of stop-motion films have been consistently released to critical acclaim. And so, it's something of a testament to the strength of the genre that The Boxtrolls is t... read more

A good movie

7 years, 3 months ago at Aug 26 7:45
2 votes
Yesterday, my daughter was really eager to see a movie and, to my surprise, she chose this one. To be honest, I didn’t know much about this flick and I first thought it was actually a drawn animated feature. I was therefore positively surprised that it was actually a stop-motion feature produced by the guys responsible for ‘Coraline’ and ‘ParaNorman’. Well, to be honest, I must admit th... read more

"The Boxtrolls" (2014)

8 years, 1 month ago at Oct 8 13:16
2 votes
FIRST IMPRESSIONS

It's funny how they're marketing this as "from the makers of ParaNorman" even though it doesn't share any of the same creative team. It's presumably the same animators, though: same studio, and the art design looks very similar. It also shares those movies' dark, mildly creepy edge, though maybe not quite to the same extent.
Aside from that, it's a standard ... read more
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Description: The new 3D 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 above-ground to save them, where he teams with an ... (more)
Release date: 10 September 2014
Tags: Animation (5), 2014 (4), Comedy (3), Fantasy (2), Adventure (2), 2010s (2), Animated (1), Family (1), Hollywood (1), Stop-motion (1), Children's (1), American (1), Fantasy Comedy (1), Family-Oriented Comedy (1), Laika Studios (1)
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Laika has great ability when it comes to seamless stop-motion and their stories are clever and quirky. This film doesn't go off-trend but it does lack in comedy where there should be. The characters, especially the trolls named after their previous box contents, are memorable and it's a good addition to the Laika brand.

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