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'The Boxtrolls' brings stop-motion animation back into the light

8 hours ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

While the bulk of modern cinematic animation lives inside computers, with Pixar-style CG characters dominating the box-office, Laika has carved out its own creative space, with advanced stop-motion animated films like Coraline and ParaNorman that are breathtaking to behold. With The Boxtrolls, the old-school technology is as pristine and delightful as ever, and author Alan Snow’s literary characters spring to vivid life. Game of ThronesIsaac Hempstead Wright voices Eggs, an orphan human child who is raised by a band of trash-collecting underground creatures, and Ben Kingsley gives the proper snarl to Archibald Snatcher, who wants to exterminate the »

- Jeff Labrecque

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New Motion Poster for The Boxtrolls

12 August 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In the town of Cheesebridge, humans tend to avoid the sewer-dwelling Boxtrolls out of fear, but one boy raised underground is looking to change that. From Laika, the company that brought us ParaNorman and Coraline, The Boxtrolls is based on Alan Snow’s book and hits theaters this fall, and a new motion poster for the film shows a Boxtroll tinkering with a toaster.

“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, »

- Derek Anderson

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The Boxtrolls Motion Poster Puts Sparky to Work

12 August 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I know I can’t get enough of Laika’s The Boxtrolls and hopefully it’s the same for you as well because even after our San Diego Comic Con coverage and the teaser trailer that dropped last week, we’ve got a brand new motion poster for the film to share. Hit the jump to check out The Boxtrolls motion poster featuring Sparky, Fish, Oil Can, Shoe and the rest of the gang trying to show off the film’s title prior to its September 26th debut.  The movie features the voices of Isaac Hempstead WrightElle FanningBen KingsleyToni ColletteNick FrostSimon PeggRichard AyoadeTracy Morgan, and Jared Harris. Here’s the official synopsis for 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 »

- Perri Nemiroff

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The Boxtrolls Have a New Trailer and Poster

8 August 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Laika has released a delightful new trailer and poster for their fantastic-looking new stop-motion animated adventure The Boxtrolls. The movie is based upon a book by Alan Snow called Here Be Monsters, and it is being directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable. The trailer below is the same one that was presented to fans at Comic-Con.

The Boxtrolls is a family event movie from Laika, 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 of Game of Thrones) 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, »

- Joey Paur

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New Poster Unveiled for The Boxtrolls

7 August 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In the town of Cheesebridge, humans tend to avoid the sewer-dwelling Boxtrolls out of fear, but one boy raised underground is looking to change that. From Laika, the company that brought us ParaNorman and Coraline, The Boxtrolls is based on Alan Snow’s book and hits theaters this fall, and we have the film’s latest poster.

“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 »

- Derek Anderson

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The Boxtrolls Are Here With A New Poster

7 August 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Mark your calendars, because The Boxtrolls are coming to theaters on September 26th. But before they do, Focus Features has released this cute, character filled poster for their upcoming film.

Get to know Fish, Eggs, Shoe, Oil Can and the entire gang in this new video.

(Moviefone)

The Boxtrolls is a family event movie from Laika, 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 of Game of Thrones) 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 »

- Michelle McCue

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The Boxtrolls Teaser and Poster Introduce You to the Trolls Themselves

7 August 2014 12:02 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Laika is on a roll with Coraline, ParaNorman and now The Boxtrolls.  It’s sometimes a slow roll because of their dedication to painstakingly crafting their films, but it’s worth it.  Stop-motion animation takes forever, and pulling it off in such a gorgeous manner must take even longer.  Now we have a new teaser and poster that bring us a little closer to the world we’ll be visiting in a little over six weeks. Hit the jump to check out The Boxtrolls teaser and poster that introduces the characters of Fish, Oil Can, Knickers, Wheels, Sweets, Eggs and Sparky.  The Boxtrolls arrives in theaters on September 26th and features the voices of Isaac Hempstead WrightElle FanningBen KingsleyToni ColletteNick FrostSimon PeggRichard AyoadeTracy Morgan, and Jared Harris. You can also check out our Comic-Con panel recap! Teaser via Moviefone: Here's the official synopsis »

- Evan Dickson

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Sir Ben Kingsley Talks The Boxtrolls, His Career, Voicing Bagheera in The Jungle Book, The Mandarin, Exodus: Gods And Kings, and More at Comic-Con

5 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Produced by Laika and based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow, the stop-motion animated feature The Boxtrolls is about a young orphaned boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright), who is raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors who he must save from evil exterminator Archibald Snatched (voiced by Ben Kingsley). While at Comic-Con for a presentation in Hall H, actor Ben Kingsley spoke at a roundtable interview about why he was so taken with this film, how freeing he found the voice recording experience, voicing the leopard Bagheera for Jon Favreau’s live-action feature The Jungle Book, starting his career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, how much he enjoyed playing The Mandarin in Iron Man 3, how Sexy Beast changed people’s perception of him, what he learned from the experience of making Gandhi, being a part of Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, »

- Christina Radish

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Comic-Con: Isaac Hempstead-Wright and Elle Fanning Talk The Boxtrolls, Visiting the Set, Game Of Thrones Season 5, Reading Spoilers Online, and More

4 August 2014 4:23 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Produced by Laika and based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow, the stop-motion animated feature The Boxtrolls is about a young orphaned boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright, who plays Bran Stark on Game of Thrones), who is raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors who he must save from evil exterminator Archibald Snatched (voiced by Ben Kingsley). While at Comic-Con for a presentation in Hall H, co-stars Isaac Hempstead Wright and Elle Fanning (who voices Winnie Portley-Rind) spoke at a roundtable interview about why they wanted to be a part of The Boxtrolls, how they got their roles, how amazing they think the finished film is, how they feel about the way their characters turned out, what they did to prepare for their roles, recording one voice session together, what they most identify with in their characters, and getting to visit the stop-motion set during production. »

- Christina Radish

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Comic-Con 2014: Full Movies and TV schedule for Saturday, July 26

26 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Note: All timings are Pacific unless otherwise specified.

Saturday, July 26

Warner Bros panel (10am, Hall H)

Actors from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Mad Max: Fury Road, footage from Jupiter Ascending confirmed, Batman vs Superman footage likely. Other announcements Tbc.

The Simpsons (10am, Ballroom 20)

Creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson and director since 1987 David Silverman.

Steven Universe (10am, Indigo Ballroom)

Phineas & Ferb (10am, Room 6A)

Marvel Animation Presents (10.30am, Room 6Bcf)

Once Upon A Time (11am, Ballroom 20)

Actors Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O'Donoghue, and Jared Gilmore, co-creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.

Regular Show (11am, Indigo Ballroom)

Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (11.15am, Room 6A)

Helix (12 noon, Indigo Ballroom)

Legendary Pictures panel (12.15am, Hall H)

Details Tbc

Family Guy (1pm, Ballroom 20)

Voice actors Seth Green and Mike Henry, executive producers Rich Appel, Steve Callaghan, Danny Smith, and Peter Shin, »

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Venice unveils festival lineup

24 July 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The 71st Venice Film Festival announced its lineup this morning, highlighted by films from American directors, including David Gordon Green, Barry Levinson, Peter Bogdanovich, Lisa Cholodenko, Andrew Niccol, and James Franco. As had been previously announced, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and many others, will be the opening film when the festival begins on Aug. 27.

Click below for the entire list of 55 films playing in Venice.

Competition

The Cut, directed by Fatih Akin

Starring Tahar Rahim, Akin Gazi, Simon Abkarian, George Georgiou

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence, directed by Roy Andersson

Starring Holger Andersson, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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The Boxtrolls Character Posters

24 July 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Focus Features has released four character posters for Laika's new animated film The Boxtrolls. The film is based on the book Here Be Monsters, by Alan Snow, and it is being directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable. This is sure to be another fantastic film from the animation studio. The movie is going to have a huge presence at San Diego Comic-Con and I've listed The Boxtroll events after the posters.

The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright of Game of Thrones) 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 »

- Joey Paur

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Focus Features Set Release Date for Sinister 2; Concentrate Their Promotion Campaign on The Boxtrolls

23 July 2014 8:07 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Focus Features has announced the release date to the much anticipated sequel to Sinister: August 21st, 2015.  Scott Derrickson will not be returning to direct the sequel. However, he did write the script for Sinister 2 with C. Robert Cargill, also from the original film. Ciaran Foy (The Citadel) will be in the directors chair.  Come inside for all the details!

The following excerpt is from the official press release: Focus Features will release Sinister 2, the sequel to the micro-budget horror-hit, wide on August 21, 2015. Ciaran Foy will direct the sequel which Scott Derrickson, the director of the first Sinister, is writing with C. Robert Cargill. Derrickson and Cargill also wrote the original film. eOne is financing the film which Jason Blum is producing via his Blumhouse Productions banner along with Derrickson. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, and eOne’s Xavier Marchand and Patrice Theroux are executive producing.

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- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jonathan M Cook)

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Comic-Con 2014 Film Panel Schedule: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘X-Men’ and More

23 July 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Diego Comic-Con originally branded itself by aptly showing primarily comicbooks. Now, in its 45th year, the convention has become an entertainment haven, showcasing producers, stars, writers and hundreds of personalities to promote pop culture from July 23-27. View our tentative schedule of Comic-Con’s film panels and events below, with further updates as they are announced. Variety will be in attendance at Sdcc as well, bringing the news, interviews and important panel information to the web.

Variety’s constantly updating TV schedule for Sdcc can be found here.

July 24

The Legacy and Return of Battlestar Galactica” (10:30 a.m., Room 6Bcf) Original series actors Richard Hatch, Jamie Bamber and Luciana Carro, as well as the show’s science consultant Dr. Kevin Grazier and auction producer Alec Peters, host a discussion on the upcoming movie. Surprise guests and theatrical trailers are planned.

“Godzilla and The Master of Monsters” (11:00 a. »

- Sebastian Torrelio

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[Comic-Con 2014] The Boxtrolls Schedule Includes Hall H Panel, Eating Experience & Limited Edition Posters

21 July 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Residents of Cheesebridge lock themselves indoors at night for fear of the Boxtrolls. But Eggs, an orphan raised by the Boxtrolls, knows they would never do humans any harm, and he just might bridge the divide between the two species. Based on the popular novel from Alan Snow, Laika’s The Boxtrolls hits theaters on September 26th, and the film will have a Hall H panel at Sdcc later this week.

Featuring Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, and more, The Boxtrolls Hall H panel will take place on Saturday, July 26th from 1:30pm – 2:30pm. There will also be an Eat Like the Boxtrolls event at Petco Park on Friday and Saturday afternoon, in which Bug Chef David George Gordon will be creating a menu of edible bug and insect creations for attendees to dig into. Signed limited edition posters will also be available at these eating experiences. »

- Derek Anderson

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Meet Fish, Shoe, Oilcan and Sparky in 4 Brand New The Boxtrolls Character Posters

18 July 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

You’ll probably pick up on this soon enough, but I’ve got a major thing for super cute animated creatures.  (Perhaps the result of growing up with pets?)  The “They've Got the Whole World in Their Hands” trailer for The Boxtrolls is easily one of the best of 2013 and since, every single thing we’ve seen from the movie’s promotional campaign suggests that it’s got some serious potential, largely due to the detail and expressivity of those incredibly novel and charming creatures - and now we get to take an even closer look at four of them. With The Boxtrolls due to have a rather big presence at Comic-Con, Focus Features has unveiled four character posters each featuring a different boxtroll as he packs for San Diego.  Hit the jump to check out the Boxtrolls character posters for Fish, Shoe, Oilcan and Sparky as well as all »

- Perri Nemiroff

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The Boxtrolls Release New Character Posters As They Pack for Comic Con

18 July 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Heading to San Diego next weekend? You can be part of The Boxtrolls experience at this year’s Comic Con.

With larger than life personalities The Boxtrolls’ Fish, Shoe, and their co-squares are being introduced with their own character posters.

Focus Features, Laika and The Boxtrolls at headed to Comic-Con for a highly anticipated Hall H Panel, “Eat Like The Boxtrolls” food truck experience and more.

Friday, July 25

#EatLikeTheBoxtrolls

Bug Chef David George Gordon will dare you to Eat Like The Boxtrolls as he cooks up some of his famous bug and insect edible creations

2:00Pm- 4:00Pm

Location: Petco Park

2:00Pm-3:00Pm Univision Radio will be hosting the experience. Stop by for a limited edition signed Fish poster by Isaac Hempstead Wright.

3:00Pm-4:00Pm Nerdist will be hosting the experience. Stop by for a limited edition signed Shoe poster by Isaac Hempstead Wright.

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- Michelle McCue

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The Boxtrolls Are Headed To The FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby – July 26

17 July 2014 11:49 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

America’s iconic FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby holds its 77th annual World Championship finals at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio on Saturday, July 26th – and characters from the Boxtrolls movie will be joining the fun, even racing down the track in their own custom-built car.

Focus Features, which releases Laika’s family event movie The Boxtrolls nationwide on Friday, September 26th, is partnering with the International Soap Box Derby and inviting families attending the World Championship to explore the fantastical world of The Boxtrolls as an official sponsor of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby.

At Derby Downs all day Saturday before the final races, fans will be able to meet the Boxtrolls, view the custom-built car on display, get free Boxtrolls gear, check out exclusive sneak preview clips from the new movie, and enter the Boxtrolls’ fantastical home environment with an immersive photo experience. Following the day’s interactive activities, »

- Michelle McCue

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Comic-Con 2014 movies schedule in full: Marvel, Paramount, Legendary

14 July 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The full five-day schedule for this year's Comic-Con has now been announced, and over here at Digital Spy we're getting pretty damn excited to fly out to San Diego next week.

While there are a few surprising omissions from the movies programme - no Hunger Games, no Jurassic World, seemingly no Star Wars - there's still plenty here to get excited about. Below is the full schedule of movie panels.

Wednesday, July 23

Into the Storm screening (10pm, Gaslamp Theater)

The Hobbit's Richard Armitage and The Walking Dead's Sarah Wayne Callies star in Warner Bros' disaster thriller, which follows a group of high school students who document a devastating tornado strike.

Thursday, July 24

DreamWorks Animation Panel (11.30am, Hall H)

Benedict Cumberbatch will make his Comic-Con debut to promote upcoming Madagascar spinoff Penguins of Madagascar, in which he plays a debonair wolf named Classified. He'll be joined by co-stars John Malkovich and Tom McGrath, »

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#SDCC14: On Day 3 (July 26) Vamp Out with True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Salem, Ahs: Coven, Constantine, Grimm, Sin City, Lovecraft, Twin Peaks, and More!

12 July 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Day 3 of Sdcc '14 marks the end of an era with "True Blood's" last panel. It's joined by fellow fangers "The Vampire Diaries," the witches of "Salem" and "Ahs: Coven," "Grimm," Sin City, "Constantine," Troma, and lots more.

Per usual, we have the horror highlights along with info on a few other panels that should be of general interest (plus a couple of things for the kids). Be sure to visit the official 2014 San Diego Comic-Con website for the full lineup.

Day 3: Saturday, July 26, 2014

10 Am - The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, and director for life David Silverman. Topics include the new Treehouse of Horror, Simpsorama, a visit from Homer Simpson and much, much more.

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am - Ballroom 20

10 Am - Idw: Summer Blockbusters!

Idw »

- Debi Moore

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