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
Ever since I was blown away by Laika studios’ ParaNorman last year, I’ve been eagerly anticipating their next movie, and here’s the first trailer! The BoxTrolls is another original stop-motion fantasy film (oddly enough with another capital letter stuck in the middle of the title) that follows a young orphan boy who is adopted by a tribe of box-dwelling trolls. I’m already sold. This looks adorable.
The BoxTrolls comes out September 26, 2014.