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.
Laika Studios are the modern masters of stop motion animation, as they’ve proven with such gorgeous and wonderful films as Coraline and ParaNorman (one of the newest additions to my pantheon of favourites). They’ve got a new masterpiece in the works called The Boxtrolls, and watching this trailer, I almost wept from the amazing, beautiful craftsmanship and filmmaking on display. Seriously, this is incredible, wonderful, adorable stuff. Laika makes magic, and they should be worshiped.
The Boxtrolls comes out September 26, 2014.