New Trailer for Laika’s THE BOXTROLLS Features the Cowardly, Ugly, and Heroic Creatures

     March 18, 2014


Laika has released a new trailer for their stop-motion animated feature, The Boxtrolls.  The movie tells the story of the misunderstood titular trolls that live underneath the streets of Cheesebridge, where they attempt to raise an orphaned human boy as their own.  This trailer doesn’t go deep into the plot, but does highlight the personality of the boxtrolls, and although they’re capable of human speech, most of their dialogue here is the adorable gibberish that sounds like the minions from the Despicable Me movies.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film features the voices of Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, and Tracy MorganThe Boxtrolls opens in 2D and 3D on September 26th.


Here’s the official synopsis for The Boxtrolls:

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.



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  • Arthur Dent

    The trailers for this have been boring and generally terrible. Not looking forward to this one at all.

  • Anthony Michael

    This trailer was much stronger than last month’s, although it still isn’t as intriguing as Coraline or Paranorman. Still totally optimistic for the final product, though.

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    I’m not liking the color palette. Also movie looks kind of bland.

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    I want a Cheesebridge too!
    Also, Zombie boxes are a bit scary.

  • Mike

    This is based on a kids’ book called Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow. I haven’t read it but it has good reviews on Amazon. It might be better for younger kids though.