Focus Features has released a new full-length The Boxtrolls trailer for Laika Studios’ new stop-motion animated feature. Directed by Anthony Staachi and Graham Annabele, the film 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. As with Laika’s other films, Coraline and ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls again revolves around outsiders, but it’s a story told with the studio’s signature charm and maturity. This new trailer gets much deeper into the plot than the previous teasers, as we see that the young boy and his boxtroll brethren face danger in the form of the townspeople’s leaders. Laika’s films are always a refreshing reprieve from many of the other same-feeling animation features that saturate the marketplace, and I can’t wait to see what they’ve put together with this latest adventure.
Hit the jump to watch the new The Boxtrolls 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 Morgan. The Boxtrolls opens in 2D and 3D on September 26th.