When we first started Don’t Forget A Towel, we used to have a column called “Stop-Motion Sundays” to showcase our love for the genre. It was later replaced by Star Wars Sundays, because frankly, there’s way more Star Wars stuff out there to fill articles with. But we love Stop-Motion movies, and especially anything by Laika Studios (Coraline, ParaNorman).
We’re happy to announce that Laika and Focus Features, will be releasing, The Boxtrolls. Below is a teaser and a poster for their newest film. Looks pretty cute, but since it comes out next September, they still have time to release a full trailer and really get my excited. Check out The Boxtrolls below!
Here’s the official synopsis for The Boxtrolls:
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.
The Boxtrolls is due out September 26, 2014. Directed by Anthony Stacchi (Open Season) and Graham Annable, the film features the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade and Tracy Morgan.