Trailer and Poster of The Boxtrolls from Laika

Let’s watch the first official teaser trailer of The Boxtrolls, the upcoming 3D stop-motion animated movie directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable for Laika Studios (the company that brought us Coraline and Paranorman):

“The film 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 aboveground to save them, where he teams with an adventurous young girl to save not only the Boxtrolls but the soul of Cheesebridge.”

I wonder if this trailer will play in theaters… because I doubt religious bigots would appreciate it, LoL!

There’s also a first official poster:

(Click on the poster to enlarge.)


Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, even rectangles!

The release date of The Boxtrolls is set for September 26, 2014.

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