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The Boxtrolls

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2014 | PG | Adventure Fantasy

An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Arichibald Snatcher.

U.S. Release Date

The Boxtrolls release date was Friday, September 26, 2014. This was a Nationwide in theaters release. 2D/3D

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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Cast more cast

Ben Kingsley
Archibald Snatcher (voice)
Elle Fanning
Winnie (voice)
Simon Pegg
Jared Harris

Directed by

Graham Annable
Anthony Stacchi


Irena Brignell


Rating MPAA

PG for action, some peril and mild rude humor

Storylines 2 more

A comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class, and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright), since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie (Elle Fanning) to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • A 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature based on Alan Snow's bestselling fantasy adventure novel Here Be Monsters.
  • As on the previous animation collaborations ParaNorman and Coraline, Focus will hold worldwide distribution rights to The Boxtrolls, and Universal Pictures International will release the movie overseas (with eOne Distribution handling Canada).

Also Known As

  • Untitled Laika Project

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