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The Boxtrolls (2014)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  26 September 2014 (USA)
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A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow.

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Mr. Trout (voice)
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Mr. Pickles (voice)
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Mr. Gristle (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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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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Winnie (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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Heroes come in all shapes and sizes...even rectangles.


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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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Here Be Monsters  »

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Budget:

$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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Elle Fanning and Isaac Hempstead Wright share birthdays (April 4th). 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

Mr. Pickles: We're exterminators! Of justice!
Mr. Gristle: We exterminate justice!
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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 »


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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The Vidiot Reviews...
16 January 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The Boxtrolls

Only infants and the homeless can find value in discarded cardboard boxes.

However, according to this animated movie trolls also appreciate consumer packaging.

Cheesebridge is being terrorized by a subterranean species dubbed The Boxtrolls by the terrified residents on account they wear old boxes for clothes.

Rumoured to consume babies, the Lord of Cheesebridge (Jared Harris) employs a psychotic exterminator (Ben Kingsley) and his crew (Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan) to eradicate the Boxtrolls.

Unbeknownst to everyone in the town, except the Lord's daughter (Elle Fanning), a human boy (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) is living amongst the Boxtrolls and fighting to save them from extinction.

Dark, disgusting and slightly demented, this mature stop-motion adaptation of the children's book Here Be Monsters doesn't shy away from the gross, morbid things that kids revel in. While its' eye-catching animation is a visual delight.

Mind you, hungry trolls can be the solution to homelessness.

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