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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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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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26 September 2014 (USA)  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$50,807,639 (USA) (23 January 2015)
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Trivia

To convey Archibald Snatcher's allergic reaction to cheese, Sir Ben Kingsley had to talk while closing one half of his mouth, to sound like his mouth was swollen so much that he couldn't talk clearly. 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 »

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Eggs: [practicing his manners] It's a pleasure too meet you! It's a pleasure too meet you
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Projector: Serena/Love, Rosie (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The Boxtrolls Song
Words and Music by Eric Idle
Demo music arranged by Marc Mann
Arranged by Mark Orton and Ritchie Young
Performed by Mark Orton and Loch Lomond
Vocalist Sean Patrick Doyle
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Not cute but clever
25 September 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There are cute children's films - like "Frozen, the first movie to which I ever took my granddaughter (then just under three) - and then there is the more challenging kind - like "The Boxtrolls" to which I took her nine months later. We haven't read the source material, the novel "Here Be Monsters!" by Alan Snow, but she knows all about trolls from "Frozen" and other stories and these are very cleverly represented through stop- motion capture by the specialist production company Laika. But it's a little bit scary for young ones, so my granddaughter held on to my hand most of the film and sat on my lap for the final third.

For British adults of a certain age, the characters of the town of Cheesebridge look like people from a Gerald Scarfe cartoon and the subterranean habitat of the boxtrolls themselves is like a cross between the worlds of Heath Robinson and Hieronymus Bosch. The voices are very well-done and for me the best of comes from Ben Kingsley as a hard bad guy and Richard Ayoade as a soft bad guy. Stay for the credits when early on there is a little bit of existential angst on display from two of the stop motion characters.


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