Watch The First Full-Length Trailer for The Boxtrolls

Watch The First Full-Length Trailer for The Boxtrolls

Waahh!! The Boxtrolls movie is ALMOST UPON US.

As I reported when the teaser trailer was released last July, this is sort of a big deal for me personally. The Boxtrolls is based on Alan Snow’s hilarious fantasy Here Be Monsters, the last book I read out loud to my three children. I could tell it was time to give up our night-time reading sessions because they grabbed it from me when I stopped and started reading it on their own.

Here Be Monsters is the opening volume in the YA series The Ratbridge Chronicles – a fantasy series so overlooked that America forgot to publish it — and is being adapted into a feature film by the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman. The second book in the series is Worse Things Happen at Sea, which was finally released in the US just last year. The third volume, Thar She Blows, came out last December.

The Boxtrolls will be released on September 26 by Laika animation studio. It is directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi and stars the voice talents of Ben Kingsley, Simon Pegg, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Toni Collette, and Jared Harris. Check out the trailer below, and then go get in line now.

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Joe H.

“Mild Peril” was from the MPAA warning text. I get amused by the increasing specificity of the warnings — “Mild Peril”, “Constant, frenetic gunplay”, “A scene of sensuality”, etc.

I’ll definitely have to see Boxtrolls at some point. Did you ever seen 9 (the movie about postapocalyptic cloth dolls)? I enjoyed it although I kind of wish they would’ve done it as a silent movie rather than giving everyone voices.

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