The animation studio behind Caroline and Paranorman–LAIKA–is coming with a new stop motion animated feature in 2014 called The Boxtrolls. A few months ago the first teaser trailer and poster of The Boxtrolls released and today we got another sneak peek trailer.
This new trailer isn’t exactly a trailer. It starts with a little bit behind-the-scenes footage about how they make stop-motion characters and they show a little bit of the sets. After that footage we see some final shots from the film, but still it’s not really a trailer, you just see some footage and you hear the music the trailer started with, but you don’t really learn more about the plot, you only see the characters in action.
For the ones who aren’t familiar with The Boxtrolls, you can read the official synopsis below:
”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 aboveground to save them, where he teams with an adventurous young girl to save not only the Boxtrolls but the soul of Cheesebridge.”
The animation in the trailer looks really good and I’m excited to see more of this film, I like the character designs of the humans, but also the once of the boxtrolls. I love the setting and the dark feel it has. It looks like LAIKA animation discovered what they’re best in and the continue making movies in this genre; Caroline had something creepy, paranorman had it and it looks The Boxtrolls has it as well.
The film will be directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable. And Ben Kingsley,Elle Fanning, Tracy Morgan, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade and Isaac Hempstead-Wright all joined the voice cast.
The Boxtrolls hits theatres September 26, 2014.