The Boxtrolls Movie

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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.

Who's Involved:

Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable, Tracy Morgan, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Irena Brignell

Release Date:

Friday, September 26, 2014 (Nationwide)

action, some peril and mild rude humor

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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.

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Who stars in The Boxtrolls: Cast List

... Archibald Snatcher (voice)

"Locked Down" , "Iron Man 3"  

... (voice)

"Stowaway" , "Knives Out"  

... Winnie (voice)

"The Nightingale" , "Super 8"  

... Eggs (voice)


... (voice)

"Inheritance" , "Becky"  

... (voice)

"Morbius" , "The Man From U.N.C.L.E"  

... (voice)

"Ice Age: Continental Drift" , "Stardog and Turbocat"  

... (voice)

"Soul" , "The Watch"  

... (voice)

"Coming 2 America" , "The Star"  

Who's making The Boxtrolls: Crew List

A look at the The Boxtrolls behind-the-scenes crew and production team.

Production Company

Laika Entertainment

Production: What we know about The Boxtrolls?

Key Facts

  1. 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).
  2. A 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature based on Alan Snow's bestselling fantasy adventure novel Here Be Monsters.

Filming Timeline

  1. April 2014: The film was in Completed status.
  2. July 2013: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. February 2013: The film was in Production status.
  4. 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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