Stop-Motion "The Boxtrolls" Swarm Big Screen September 26

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The Boxtrolls

It's been a bajillion years in the making, but the much-awaited stop-motion animated film from the makers of "Coraline" and "ParaNorman" is finally headed into theaters this September 26.

Welcome to a whole 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.

I'll be honest. I thought this was CGI when I first saw the trailer. To learn that it's stop motion warms the cockles of my "Santa Rides a Norelco Razor" heart. Take a gander at the trailer below, and let us know your thoughts.

Grade: 
5.0 / 5.0