On September 26, 2014, the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman,” will be releasing a new stop motion film called “The BoxTrolls” to a theater near you! Check out a new teaser trailer below.
I think What I am most excited about is that fact that the movie will be featuring the voices of Simon Pegg (Star Trek) and Nick Frost (The Adventures of Tintin). They are probably the two most epic geeks in the movie industry. They certainly do not hide the fact that they love several different fandoms, including Star Trek and Star Wars. I am sure they will do fantastic when it comes to their voice-over rolls by bringing their characters to life. September 26th can’t come fast enough. 😀
While the date seems so far away, “The Boxtrolls” facebook page has released a couple of printables to help ease the anxiety.
~The first printable is a Valentine’s day Shoe box mail box. Print out the head, top and the 4 sides to make an awesome display. The cool part is, just print page 3 twice and use the side without the Valentine’s day logo, and you can make this mailbox for any time of the year.
~The second Printable is a Holiday Treat box for Candy Canes or other sweets. It isn’t Christmas anymore but I am sure with just a little effort and the paint program you can change the candy cane image to any image you wish.
~The Third Printable is a fun little Haumatrope. Take a pen, pencil, or stick and glue the circles back to back with the pen, pencil or stick up the middle inside. When it is dry quickly twist the stick back and forth in the palm of your hands. A Boxtroll will appear.
I am sure more printables will be available as we inch closer to the release date. Until then, download, print and create these fun printables
A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.
Directors: Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable
Writer: Based on the novel “Here Be Monsters” by Alan Snow
Voice Cast: Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan
Release Date: September 26th, 2014