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The Boxtrolls (2014)

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A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.

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Mr. Trout (voice)
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Mr. Pickles (voice)
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Fish / Wheels / Bucket (voice)
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Shoe / Sparky (voice)
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Oil Can / Knickers (voice)
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Mr. Gristle (voice)
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Fragile / Sweets (voice)
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Clocks / Specs (voice)
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Baby Eggs (voice)
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Eggs (voice)
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Sir Langsdale (voice)
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Sir Broderick / Male Workman 1 / Male Workman 2 (voice)
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Storyline

THE BOXTROLLS are a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they've built beneath the streets of a city called Cheesebridge. The story is about a young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors who tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator, the town's villain, Archibald Snatcher. When Snatcher comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls. Eggs decides to venture above ground and "into the light," where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie. Together, they devise a daring plan to save The BoxTrolls family. The film is based upon the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow. Written by DeAlan Wilson - www.ComedyE.com

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Rated PG for action, some peril and mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,275,239 (USA) (26 September 2014)

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$50,807,639 (USA) (23 January 2015)
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Lord Portley-Rind's design is based on British character actor John Abbott. See more »

Goofs

When the teddy bear's music box runs down, Baby Eggs hands the mechanism to Fish who gives the key only two half-turns. The music box then plays again, with its key somehow able to unwind for many revolutions. Later on after the Boxtrolls wake up, this impossibility is repeated, but is even worse since now the key winds/unwinds in the opposite direction. See more »

Quotes

Winnie: [When Eggs states his a boxtroll] Oh... really? Then lets see you fit into your box!
Eggs: Err... I can't right now
Winnie: [nods head] Ummhmm
Eggs: I'm long boned
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Crazy Credits

After the first part of the credits, Mr. Trout and Mr. Pickles have a philosophical discussion about their place in the world while, around them, that world carries on. See more »

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Referenced in Projector: The Guest (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The Boxtrolls Song
Words and Music by Eric Idle
Demo music arranged by Marc Mann
Arranged by Mark Orton & Ritchie Young
Performed by Mark Orton & Loch Lomond
Vocalist Sean Patrick Doyle
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A fun film, Roald Dahl like darkness.
7 September 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

We took our 3 year old son to this film, and was not expecting much entertainment for us adults. However, both my wife and I really enjoyed it and my son has been walking around in a bottomless box with holes cut in it,(for his head and arms),for two days.

It has a lot of charm and a slight edge of darkness. I am surprised that it has received such poor reviews from the critics. I have noticed they tend to rate realistic, depressing films; whereas we like happy escapist fun and this film delivers that.

We are from the UK and the voices are perhaps better known here, which may have contributed, a little, to our perception of this film's charm.


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