Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning and Jared Harris voice the animated adventure The Boxtrolls, based on the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow. Watch ‘The Boxtrolls’ movie trailer below. An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Arichibald Snatcher.
Release Date: September 26, 2014 (2D, 3D)
Studio: Focus Features
Genre: Animated, Adventure, Adaptation
Director: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
Screenwriter: Irena Brignull
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Simon Pegg
Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.
MPAA Rating: PG for action, some peril and mild rude humor.
Official Website: TheBoxtrolls.com
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.