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.
Friday, September 26, 2014 (Nationwide)
action, some peril and mild rude humor PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED
Plot: What's the story about?
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.
official plot version from focusfeatures.com
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Who stars in The Boxtrolls: Cast List
Ben Kingsley ... Archibald Snatcher (voice)
"Locked Down" , "Iron Man 3"
Toni Collette ... (voice)
"Stowaway" , "Knives Out"
Elle Fanning ... Winnie (voice)
"The Nightingale" , "Super 8"
Isaac Hempstead Wright ... Eggs (voice)
Simon Pegg ... (voice)
"Inheritance" , "Becky"
Jared Harris ... (voice)
"Morbius" , "The Man From U.N.C.L.E"
Who's making The Boxtrolls: Crew List
A look at the The Boxtrolls behind-the-scenes crew and production team.
Production: What we know about The Boxtrolls?
- 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).
- A 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature based on Alan Snow's bestselling fantasy adventure novel Here Be Monsters.
- April 2014: The film was in Completed status.
- July 2013: The film was in Post-Production status.
- February 2013: The film was in Production status.
- February 2010: The film was in Development status.
The Boxtrolls Release Date: When was the film released?
The Boxtrolls was released in 2014 on Friday, September 26, 2014 (Nationwide release). There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including The Equalizer, Laggies and A Matter of Faith. 2D/3D
When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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