With great movies like Coraline and ParaNorman under their belt, the brilliant animators at LAIKA could rightly be considered the best in the field of stop-motion animation. The problem is that, despite the years of painstaking work it takes to make a single stop-motion film, they are too often ignored at the box office and when awards start getting handed out. Hopefully that will change when LAIKA's latest film, The Boxtrolls, hits theaters next fall.
The latest trailer really wants you to understand just how much time and effort went into every exacting detail. Based on Alan Snow's celebrated novel Here Be Monsters, The Boxtrolls is set in the charming town of Cheesebridge, where kids are told stories of cheese-stealing trolls living beneath the streets. It turns out they are real and not at all fearsome, raising an orphaned boy named Eggs as one of their own.
Featuring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Simon Pegg, The Boxtrolls comes above ground on September 26th 2014.