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Elle Fanning Interview, The Boxtrolls

28 September 2014 1:47 PM, PDT | MoviesOnline.ca | See recent MoviesOnline news »

Isaac Hempstead Wright), who was affectionately raised by the Boxtrolls, and the two devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ adopted family from extermination. At a roundtable interview in Los Angeles, Fanning revealed what appealed to her about her character, her reaction when she first read the script, how the sketches and color themes of […]

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- Sheila Roberts

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Box Office Results: Denzel Dominates with $35 Million Opening for The Equalizer

28 September 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The last weekend of September was a good one for Denzel Washington as he reunited with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua for a new take on the '80s show The Equalizer (Sony), co-starring Chloe Moretz and Marton Csokas, which opened with a solid $35 million in 3,236 theaters. It averaged more than $10,000 per location and is the third biggest opening in Washington's career following 2007's American Gangster and 2012's Safe House. Laika Studio's stop-motion animated The Boxtrolls (Focus Features), featuring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright and more, opened with an estimate of $17.3 million in 3,464 theaters (about $5,000 per location) while also taking in $17.7 million overseas in ??? territories for a first weekend total of $34.9 million. »

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Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable Talk The Boxtrolls, Changes During Production, Deleted Scenes, and More

27 September 2014 8:13 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is Laika’s The Boxtrolls.  Making their stop-motion debut is directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and the film is based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow.  Featuring the voices of Isaac Hempstead WrightElle Fanning, Sir Ben KingsleyToni ColletteNick FrostSimon PeggRichard AyoadeTracy Morgan, and Jared Harris, The Boxtrolls is about a young orphaned boy named Eggs (Wright) who is raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors who he must save from evil exterminator Archibald Snatched (Kingsley).  For more on the film, read Matt’s review or click here for trailers, images, interviews, and everything we’ve posted on the film. At the L.A. press day I landed a video interview with directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable.  They talked about the technical challenges making The Boxtrolls, how the crew from Paranorman and Coraline never disbanded, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Film Review: Animated ‘The Boxtrolls’ Has British Comic Tone

26 September 2014 8:06 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Monty Python, Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, Peter Sellers, Mr. Bean, Alan Partridge – all are examples of British comedy, that off-kilter “are you in on the joke?” point of view. That comic tone has arrived in an animated film, within the stop motion world of “The Boxtrolls.”

Rating: 3.5/5.0

From the same studio that brought the twisted entertainments of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” – Laika Entertainment – “The Boxtrolls” continue their comic tradition of subtle jabs and visual humor. Full of scenic invention, it paints their characters in the film with traits that are neither good nor bad, they just have a weird sense of a different mentality. The story also celebrates the notion of being yourself, despite any background circumstances, and staying away from greed and false terror and idolatry. Take that, “Frozen”!

Based on the British storybook, “Here Be Monsters!” the story centers on a boy named Eggs (voice of Isaac Hemstead-Wright »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Isaac Hempstead Wright Interview, The Boxtrolls

26 September 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | MoviesOnline.ca | See recent MoviesOnline news »

Game of Thrones” star Isaac Hempstead Wright lends his distinct voice to Eggs, the orphan boy affectionately raised by a community of cave-dwelling creatures in “The Boxtrolls,” Laika’s beautiful new 3D stop-motion animated fantasy-adventure. Eggs lives happily below the cobblestoned streets of Cheesebridge with his adopted family, until his world is abruptly upended by the […]

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- Sheila Roberts

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Focus Features’ The Boxtrolls Packs In Promotional Partnership Tie-Ins

26 September 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Focus Features, which releases animation studio Laika’s family event movie The Boxtrolls nationwide this Friday, September 26th, has through Universal Studios Partnerships packed in a number of promotional partnership tie-ins generating millions of impressions on consumers and moviegoers.

The latest ones are with Great Day Farms, promoted on egg cartons (referencing the movie’s lead boy character of Eggs) and offering a sweepstakes Grand Prize of a hometown screening; with Sun-Maid Raisins, featuring sticker sheets inside 12-count bags of Mini Snacks boxes (which are made of cardboard – a favorite building block and/or clothing choice of the lovable Boxtrolls themselves) and promoting a sweepstakes to win movie tickets; with Carl’s Jr. and participating Hardee’s, providing four different movie-themed activity toys in the Cool Kids Combos® Meal Program; with Langer’s Juice, promoted on juice bottles and giving away free movie-themed T-shirts; and with Time Warner Cable, showcasing »

- Michelle McCue

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The Boxtrolls

26 September 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The Boxtrolls

Directed by: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi

Cast: Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Hess, Simon Pegg

Running Time: 1 hr 37 mins

Rating: PG

Release Date: September 26, 2014

Plot: Underground inventors known as boxtrolls are wrongfully feared by a town that loves cheese.

Who’S It For? Those who like inventive, ambitious films.

Overall

As computer animation becomes keyboard-mashing wizardry that awes with the amount of hair follicles but remains a mystery to the public eye, stop-motion like in The Boxtrolls provides a wholly different wonder, that of watching an entire set of figures come to life through precision and extreme dedication. The work of Laika Animation Studios, as reminded in The Boxtrolls, provides filmgoers quite a visual treat for those looking to witness marvelous handmade ambition.

The Boxtrolls are short inventive creatures who scour in the night and fix things within the town of Cheesebridge, whilst, indeed, wearing boxes. They »

- Nick Allen

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Sir Ben Kingsley Talks The Boxtrolls, What Surprised Him About Stop-Motion, Working with Ridley Scott, Robert Zemekis, and Anton Corbijn, and More

26 September 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is Laika’s The Boxtrolls.  Making their stop-motion debut is directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and the film is based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow.  Featuring the voices of Isaac Hempstead WrightElle Fanning, Sir Ben KingsleyToni ColletteNick FrostSimon PeggRichard AyoadeTracy Morgan, and Jared Harris, The Boxtrolls is about a young orphaned boy named Eggs (Wright) who is raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors who he must save from evil exterminator Archibald Snatched (Kingsley).  For more on the film, read Matt's review or click here for trailers, images, interviews, and everything we’ve posted on the film. At the L.A. press day I landed a video interview with Sir Ben Kingsley.  He talked about how they made The Boxtrolls, how much he knew about stop-motion prior to getting involved and what surprised him about the process, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Review: The Boxtrolls

26 September 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

I am always eager to see the latest Laika release. Output is slow from the animation studio due to the time-consuming and meticulous nature of its handmade stop-motion films, but bottling magic is no easy task. There is an ineffable tone in the studio's films -- perhaps because of its complete attention to details, perhaps because of some way natural lighting works compared to digital renderings -- that instills a sense of realism.

With The Boxtrolls, Laika takes on steampunk, creating a Victorian-looking village populated by hundreds of unique, charming (and some not so very) characters. Based on the children's book by Alan Snow, Here Be Monsters, directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi bring to life Eggs (Isaac Hempstead Wright, aka Bran Stark from Game of Thrones) and Winnie (Elle Fanning) as they fight to save their misunderstood friends from the evil designs of wily exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley »

- Mike Saulters

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Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To The Boxtrolls, The Equalizer And This Is Where I Leave You

26 September 2014 3:34 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With so many titles to choose from, Netflix Instant's library can be overwhelming. So we bring you this biweekly column as a tool to cut through the clutter by highlighting some now streaming titles that pair well with the latest theatrical releases. Looking to The Boxtrolls, The Equalizer and This Is Where I Leave You for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of stop-motion adventures, vigilante thrillers, and family-centric comedies. The Boxtrolls A young boy raised by subterranean tinkering trolls comes to the surface when his adopted family is threatened by a vicious exterminator. Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, and Richard Ayoade lend their voices. Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi direct. Read our review here. The Boxtrolls is the latest from Laika, which has created a renaissance for stop-motion animation. For more fun and fantastical animated adventures in this medium, check out this trio »

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‘The Boxtrolls’ packs lots of heart, laughs

25 September 2014 10:02 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Boxtrolls

Written by Irena Brignull & Adam Pava

Directed by Graham Annable & Anthony Stacchi

USA, 2014

 

The Boxtrolls is a delightful animated gem that has enough frenetic action to entertain the kids and plenty of subversive humor to keep the adults chuckling.  It’s the perfect way to spend a day with your rambunctious little brother, and probably far less destructive.  The stop-motion design is gorgeous, with loads of tiny details for the curious eye.  If Big Hero 6 is a bit too saccharine for your palate, this makes a suitably-twisted alternative.

The Boxtrolls are a demented bunch of underground cave dwellers who sleep all day and then plunder the streets of Cheesebridge every night.  If it isn’t nailed down, the Boxtrolls are probably going to ‘liberate’ it.  One of the film’s many clever conceits is that each Boxtroll’s name comes from the insignia on the recycled cardboard box they inhabit. »

- J.R. Kinnard

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The Boxtrolls- The Review

25 September 2014 8:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

So far this year we’ve seen the return of valiant Dusty Crophopper, lovebirds Blu and Jewel, and Hiccup (and best pal Toothless) in their respective animated sequels Planes: Fire & Rescue, Rio 2, and How To Train Your Dragon 2. Now it’s time for another animated return, but not of a character: it’s the return of a style of animation. Those previous films were all done the way most features are produced this days, via computers aka CGI. This new feature harkens back to process nearly as old as film itself. This new feature uses stop-motion animation, the movement of tiny figures (often made with clay, rubber, or wood) one frame at a time to simulate movement. Perhaps best known for bringing dinosaurs and other big beasties to life thanks to effect pioneers Willis O”Brien and Ray Harryhausen, it was later used for television specials (the perennial »

- Jim Batts

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Interview: Directors of ‘The Boxtrolls’ on Their Animated Life

25 September 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – How do you interpret an odd British storybook called “Here Be Monsters!” into a mainstream animated film? By taking the main characters – called ‘The Boxtrolls’ – and putting them up front. Animation veterans and co-directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi got the assignment, and deliver the goods.

Both creators have been around the animation block, but this is Annable’s first major animation directorial effort. He cut his teeth as a comic book artist and video game director, and was a story artist on the recent “ParaNorman.” Stacchi was previously a co-director on “Open Season” (2006), and started his animation career as a story artist on the classic “Antz” (1998). He also worked on visual effects for the classics “Back to the Future” (1985), “Ghost” (1990) and “Hook” (1991). The animation of ‘The Boxtrolls’ was produced by Laika Entertainment, who also produced the stop motion films “Coraline’” and the aforementioned “ParaNorman.”

Characters Looks in ‘The Boxtrolls, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Elle Fanning Talks The Boxtrolls, the Incredible Artistry, If She “Borrowed” Anything from the Set, and Getting to Work with Bryan Cranston on Trumbo

25 September 2014 5:49 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening this weekend is Laika’s The Boxtrolls.  Making their stop-motion debut is directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and the film is based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow.  Featuring the voices of Isaac Hempstead WrightElle FanningBen KingsleyToni ColletteNick FrostSimon PeggRichard AyoadeTracy Morgan, and Jared Harris, The Boxtrolls is about a young orphaned boy named Eggs (Wright) who is raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors who he must save from evil exterminator Archibald Snatched (Kingsley).  For more on the film, click here for trailers, images, interviews, and everything we've posted on the film. At the L.A. press day I landed a video interview with Elle Fanning.  She talked about how she got involved in The Boxtrolls, the incredible artistry, if she "borrowed" anything from set, the recording process, how excited she is to work with Bryan Cranston on Trumbo, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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The Boxtrolls Review

25 September 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Animation studio Laika isn't just on the cutting edge of stop-motion animation.  They're also the only studio putting out offbeat stories that unabashedly focus and celebrate true outsiders.  They make movies that are cute without being cutesy, strange without being self-conscious, and funny without being pandering.  Their latest film, The Boxtrolls, is by far their best yet as they've created a rich, gorgeous world filled with adorable characters, remarkable detail, and a clever comment on propaganda, which is ambitious for a movie that's ostensibly a family film.  Laika may have made a name for themselves with Coraline and ParaNorman, but The Boxtrolls feels like the first movie that represents the heart and soul of this oddball studio. In the town of Cheesebridge, a baby goes missing and a fabled race of creatures known as "boxtrolls" are held responsible for his disappearance.  The sleazy Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley) wants to break into high society, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Interview: Talking with the Cast of 'The Boxtrolls'

25 September 2014 12:54 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A few days ago we had the chance to speak to Sir Ben Kingsley, and Elle Fanning about the  stop-motion film The Boxtrolls.

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 Sir 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 Winnie (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

Have a look at the video interview by using the player below.

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- Fernando Esquivel

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Cs Video: The Boxtrolls Stars Elle Fanning and Sir Ben Kingsley

24 September 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

This Friday, Laika, the studio that brought us Coraline and Paranorman, is ready to introduce their latest animated adventure, The Boxtrolls. Featuring the voice talents of Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Dee Bradley Baker, Steve Blum, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Simon Pegg, The Boxtrolls is directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and is based on the book "Here Be Monsters!" by Alan Snow. »

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Laika’s CEO and Lead Animator Travis Knight Talks The Boxtrolls, Making Enduring Pictures, the Funny End Credits, and More

24 September 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Travis Knight, The Boxtrolls producer and lead animator who worked on Laika’s first two groundbreaking movies, ParaNorman and Coraline, loves the 100-year-old art form and is always looking for bold and innovative ways to take it to places it’s never been before.  While ParaNorman and Coraline were contemporary American stories told with shadings of supernatural elements, The Boxtrolls is a period piece mashup of detective story, absurdist comedy, and steampunk adventure with a dark Dickensian twist.  Opening September 26th, the beautiful stop-motion 3D animated film features an extraordinary cast that includes Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, and Elle Fanning. At our roundtable interview, Knight discussed how animating in stop-motion is less about patience than the ability to focus your imagination intensely for long periods of time, why it’s crucial to find the right voiceover actors who can bring believability to the characters and emotional authenticity to the performance, »

- Sheila Roberts

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My Fun Interview with Isaac Hempstead Wright (Eggs) at Laika for .The Boxtrolls.

23 September 2014 6:11 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Back in July, I was invited to visit Laika in Portland, Or for .The Boxtrolls!. And let me tell ya, I.ve visited most animation studios but none can compare to the wonders of Laika! I mean, they have carpenters! They make physical things! Not just digital computers and a click of the mouse! So that was a great opportunity that I will cherish forever! But I will also cherish meeting Laika.s main guy, head animator and CEO, Travis Knight, and Isaac Hempstead Wright, the .Game of Thrones. actor who voices Eggs in .The Boxtrolls.. He is such a great and wise young gentleman and I had a fun interview with the actor. Take a look!

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- Manny

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Isaac Hempstead Wright Talks The Boxtrolls, Finding the Voice, Live Action vs. Animation, Game Of Thrones, and More

23 September 2014 9:10 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Isaac Hempstead Wright, best known for playing Bran Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones, lends his impressive vocal talents to The Boxtrolls, Laika’s stunning 3D stop-motion animated adventure directed by Anthony Stacchi.  Wright voices the character Eggs, an orphaned human boy affectionately raised by a community of quirky, mischievous, fantastical creatures who live beneath the cobblestoned streets of Cheesebridge.  When the villainous Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley) threatens to exterminate all the Boxtrolls, Eggs teams up with his spirited friend Winnie (Elle Fanning) to save his adopted family.  Opening September 26th, the film also stars Tracy Morgan, Simon Pegg and Toni Collette. At a recent roundtable interview, Wright revealed what appealed to him about the project and his character, the challenge of shooting Game of Thrones while doing The Boxtrolls, how he found the voice for Eggs, his reaction to seeing his character on screen, what it was like working with a stellar cast, »

- Sheila Roberts

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