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Giveaway – Win The Boxtrolls Soundtrack From Academy Award-Winning Composer Dario Marianelli

5 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Wamg is giving away copies of The Boxtrolls official soundtrack from Academy Award®-Winning Composer Dario Marianelli ahead of its and the highly anticipated family film’s release.

The Soundtrack is comprised of beautiful waltzes, barbershop quartets and Original Songs By Eric Idle, Dario Marianelli and Loch Lomond.

Back Lot Music has announced that they will release The Boxtrolls – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD September 23rd. The album is available for pre-order beginning Today

Pre-Order Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/boxtrolls-original-motion/id915660436

Tracklisting:

The Unspeakable Has Happened

The Scavengers

The Boxtrolls Cavern

Eggs’ Music Box

Quattro Sabatino – Dario Marianelli feat. Peter Harris, Alex Tsilogiannis, Thomas Kennedy, Edmund Saddington Peter Harris, Alex Tsilogiannis, Thomas Kennedy, Edmund Saddington

One Busy Night

Rooftop Chase

Broken Eggs

Cheesebridge Funfair

The Boxtrolls Song – Mark Orton and Loch Lomond (written by Eric Idle)

Snatcher and His Stooges

Allergic

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'Boxtrolls' Beats 'Lucy,' 'Sex Tape' at U.K. Box Office

8 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Universal’s animated film about trash-collecting monsters, The Boxtrolls, has surged to the top of the U.K. box office, bringing in $3.3 million in its opening weekend in Britain. According to figures from Rentrak released Tuesday, the 3D stop-motion film, directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi and produced by ParaNorman and Coraline studio Laika, dominated the weekend, beating Lucy, which came in second, by more than $1.9 million. Now in its fourth week, Lucy garnered $1.3 million to bring its U.K. total to $19.5 million. Another new entry, 20th Century Fox’s all-

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Intl Box Office Final: No. 1 Bragging Rights In China Too Close To Call As ‘Storm,’ ‘Expendables 3′ And ‘Apes’ Fight It Out

22 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

4th Update, Monday, 2:43 Pm Pt: Who was No. 1 this weekend in China? It’s just not clear. Although Warner Bros reported $7.7M this afternoon for Into The Storm, Fox reported $7.64M for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and it looks like Expendables 3 ended up with $7.5M (according to Rentrak). But China reporting on box office is always a bit sketchy and numbers tend to fluctuate, which may be why another final total for Into The Storm shows it pulled in only $7.16M. Warners is sticking by its $7.7M number (which includes previews). So, to be fair to both parties, it’s really too close to call.

Final grosses are in for Guardians Of The Galaxy and other films including The Maze Runner (which bows in the states next weekend), The Boxtrolls (which won’t bow until September 26 in the U.S.), Dolphin Tale 2, Lucy, Finding Fanny (which »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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3D Stop-Motion 'The Boxtrolls' Joins Animated Oscar Contenders

15 September 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The result is a more stylized, theatrical look along with more ambitious storytelling, and sure to be an Oscar contender for best animated feature. Laika previously helmed Oscar nominated animated films "Coraline" and "ParaNorman." Focus takes "The Boxtrolls" wide on September 26. It is directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, and stars Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade and Tracy Morgan. Here's what critics are saying so far. The movie just opened in the UK, and the Brits are more in favor: The Guardian: "The visuals are dazzling, the voices expressive, and the end-credits sequence offers a laugh-out-loud appraisal of the madness of the animators’ labour-intensive craft." Time Out: "It’s no surprise that this digitally animated adventure from the producers of Edward Gorey-esque kids’ fairytales ‘Coraline’ and ‘ParaNorman’ is an ooky, »

- Bill Desowitz

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Watch Two New Videos for The Boxtrolls

12 September 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“You never can quite understand what the Boxtrolls are talking about, but you certainly get the emotional intent of it all.” In Laika’s The Boxtrolls, an underground species of trash-collecting creatures communicate with a language all their own, and a new video looks into the creation of their communication, while a clip shows Elle Fanning’s Winnie ordering Eggs (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) out of his box.

“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, »

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Take A Trip With The Boxtrolls In New Featurette

12 September 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

With just 2 weeks until The Boxtrolls hits theaters, Focus Features has 2 new chances for you to get the know Winnie, Eggs and the whole crew.

First up, go behind the scenes in this featurette to see how the talented voice actors at Laika gave the Boxtrolls a language of their own in the film. With their guttural grunts and groans, they may not sound smart, but tons of clever thinking went into creating the Boxtrolls’ unique speech.

Meet Winnie in a new clip from the film “Winnie Takes Charge”.

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 »

- Michelle McCue

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Movie Review – The Boxtrolls (2014)

12 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Boxtrolls, 2014.

Directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi.

Starring Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Tracy Morgan, Richard Ayoade and Dee Bradley Baker.

Synopsis:

Boxtrolls, and human-box-boy ‘Eggs’ need to stop the evil Archibald Snatcher from kidnapping their kind before it’s too late…

Despicable Me has a lot to answer for. Not only has it spawned a sequel, with a “”spin-off” later this year in Minions, but it has manufactured the specific creature that little kids will die imitating (perhaps loudly shouting “bottom”, as you walk through the supermarket). But The Boxtrolls, looking like an uglier, gothic cousin to the minions, is nothing to apologise for. Looking like Aardman animation meets Abe’s Odyssey, The Boxtrolls contains much more than empty crates and annoying little creatures. More creative and considerably more profound, The Boxtrolls is much more than a Despicable Me imitator. »

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The Boxtrolls movie review: avert your eyes

11 September 2014 7:51 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

There’s a fine line between baroque and grotesque… and The Boxtrolls crosses it. Here is a film that actively makes you want to look away. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

There’s a fine line between baroque and grotesque, between gaudy and repellent… and The Boxtrolls crosses it to plop into a strange land of unpleasant visual muck. But not before it has already demonstrated a woeful lack of giving a damn about creating appealing characters, a compelling fantasy world, or a story to care much about. So it’s all good in the ways it goes about being all bad.

In a vaguely late Victorian/Edwardian steampunkish town called Cheesebridge — “a Gouda place to live”; Gromit’s owner, the cheese-loving Wallace, would disagree — a human »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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The Boxtrolls review: Eccentric mix of Python, Dahl and Tim Burton

11 September 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Directors: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi; Screenwriters: Irena Brignull, Adam Pava; Starring: Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade; Running time: 98 mins; Certificate: PG

After the success of Frozen and The Lego Movie, it's perhaps understandable to have high expectations for upcoming animated fare. Just because a film is made with younger viewers in mind doesn't give those behind it an excuse to phone it in. Recently, the likes of Postman Pat: The Movie and The Nut Job will have tested the patience of mums and dads dragged along to the multiplex, but there's no such problem with Laika's latest offering The Boxtrolls.

The studio has cleverly forged its own path separate from Disney, DreamWorks and Pixar, bringing dark and spooky edges to their stop-motion work. Boxtrolls is an extension of the tone and style of its predecessors Coraline and ParaNorman, charting the journey of an orphaned boy, »

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HeyUGuys Interviews: Isaac Hempstead Wright on The Boxtrolls

11 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Boxtrolls is the latest film from Laika Studios and they look to be building on the great success of Coraline and Paranorman with this tale of rubbish-gathering creatures and their run-in with the dangers above ground.

Our final interview is with Game of Thrones Isaac Hempstead Wright who plays the orphan boy brought up by the titular rubbish-dwelling creatures. Wright plays a character named Eggs (which is what every self-respecting Boxtrollite should be called) and he talks about the weird and wonderful world created by Laika.

We saw the film in Venice and loved it –the film is released on the 12th of September and you can see our interviews with Elle Fanning, Sir Ben Kingsley and the directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi below.

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The 10 Most Amazing Things About Laika, the Studio Behind 'The Boxtrolls'

10 September 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

A few weeks ago, we were whisked away to the magical land of Portland, Oregon, for the sole purpose of visiting Laika, the animation studio whose dazzling new stop motion confection "The Boxtrolls," opens later this month. As you can imagine, it was downright magical and while we were there, for a few short hours, we tried to soak up all we could from the place - the sets, the people, the vibe - so we relay that special feeling to you. It was certainly a once-in-a-lifetime treat, to the point that we had to actively wonder if we had come down with some incurable disease and they were whisking us there as a dying wish.

While we tried to cram as many anecdotes and notes as we could into our trip, but we were also working (see our adorable interview with Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who voices Eggs, a small child »

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Travis Knight interview: Laika, Boxtrolls, Gilliam, future

10 September 2014 8:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The man who runs Laika, Travis Knight, chats to us about his plans, hating sequels, more Laika movies, Terry Gilliam and The Boxtrolls.

Travis Knight is an unusual man. He has two jobs at stop motion animation studio Laika. Firstly, he runs the company. But secondly, he's part of the animation crew, taking direction from a film's directors.

With The Boxtrolls heading to cinemas this week, he sat down to chat to us about plans for more Laika movies, his hatred of sequels, and a possible Terry Gilliam project....

I have an ongoing belief that it's important to talk to children about 'real' things, and that there are few better Trojan horses via which to do that than film. When you look at a project that's appropriate for your company, is there a resonance that you're looking for, and is that way Laika's films to date have been steeped in pre-established literature? »

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HeyUGuys Interviews: Directing The Boxtrolls with Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi

10 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Boxtrolls is the latest film from Laika Studios and they look to be building on the great success of Coraline and Paranorman with this tale of rubbish-gathering creatures and their run-in with the dangers above ground.

Today’s interviews sees Ezequiel Gutierrez sitting down with directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi to talk about the creation of Cheesebridge and the adaptation of Alan Snow’s celebrated Here Be Monsters.

We saw the film in Venice and loved it – the 12th of September is when we get to join in on the fun.

 

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The Boxtrolls review

9 September 2014 2:26 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The makers of Coraline and ParaNorman return with The Boxtrolls. Here's Simon's review of an exquisitely animated film...

Laika is a studio that gets richly-deserved attention for its continued embrace of stop motion animation techniques in big movies. But as The Boxtrolls proves, it deserves credit for something else too: for steadfastly refusing to knock the edges of its films to pander to a family audience.

Thus, The Boxtrolls adopts a tone that doesn't land too far away from Laika's previous pictures, Coraline and ParaNorman. Based on Alan Snow's book Here Be Monsters! (although distilling just a small part of it), the film takes place in the land of Cheesebridge, a macabre looking place with the kind of imposing, shadowy buildings that stop motion seems to get across so wonderfully. It's a place of two worlds, though. Above ground, there are the ruling white hats, who get to enjoy the best cheese, »

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HeyUGuys Interviews: Sir Ben Kingsley on the magic of The Boxtrolls

8 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Boxtrolls is the latest animation from Laika studios, whom you’ll know from the eerie coupling of Coraline and Paranorman. Centering itself on the town of Cheesebridge the titular trolls are rubbish gathering, underground dwelling creatures who have raised an orphan boy named Egg as one of their own. The film is based on ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow and is released on the 12th of September.

We reviewed the film from Venice and were thoroughly impressed with what we saw. The voice cast is nicely eclectic with Sir Ben Kingsley and Elle Fanning leading us through the trials and tribulations of the odd subterranean creatures and Egg on the run from the wonderfully (though somewhat destiny-fulfilling) named Archibald Snatcher.

We talk to Mr. Snatcher himself, SirBenK below, and over the week we’ll have interviews with Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead Wright and writer/directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi. »

- Jon Lyus

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Where does Laika go after 'The Boxtrolls?'

1 September 2014 1:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Beverly Hills — Laika's "The Boxtrolls" saw its world premiere over the weekend at the Venice Film Festival, the third in a line of movies from the Portland-based animation studio that have aimed to push the medium at every step. Directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, the film is, like all Laika product, its own world, a dank, cockney yarn that, as ever, serves as a showcase for the company's craft prowess. I recently sat down with Stacchi, Annable and Laika CEO Travis Knight to discuss adapting Alan Snow's mammoth book "Here Be Monsters!," the use of increasingly sophisticated computer tools to aid stop motion animation and the vision for the company going forward. You can read through the back and forth below, and don't forget to check out Catherine Bray's glowing review from the Lido. "The Boxtrolls" opens in theaters Sept. 26. *** HitFix: Anthony, we met briefly at »

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Venice Film Review: ‘The Boxtrolls’

30 August 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

They’re not cute, they’re not funny. They’re neither scary nor special nor even all that original. Ladies and gentlemen, they’re “The Boxtrolls,” and . Repeating a lot of the same beats from the studio’s first two stop-motion adventures, “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” — a pair of Gothic fantasies in which outcast kids play intermediary between superstitious humans and their supernatural neighbors — Laika’s disappointing latest represents a baffling misappropriation of talent. Hundreds of gifted artists have poured untold hours into bringing to life this relentlessly unappealing script, ever so loosely adapted from Alan Snow’s “Here Be Monsters” book series, yielding only modestly better B.O. prospects for the company, owing more to their reputation than anything this pic delivers.

In the tradition of so many other kidlit-to-cartoon adaptations, from “Shrek” to “How to Train Your Dragon,” the writers have taken only the thinnest sliver of inspiration from »

- Peter Debruge

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Review: 'The Boxtrolls' delights with a witty script and superb stop motion animation

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

Venice - If you liked "The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists!," the "Wallace & Gromit" films, anything by Monty Python or just funny, witty movies in general, make sure you catch Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi's "The Boxtrolls." Based on the book "Here Be Monsters" by Alan Snow, I can't remember the last time I saw a family animation so visually rich, tightly scripted and charmingly performed which was also built on a sound and progressive message. It's unlikely to become a cultural juggernaut on the level of something like "Frozen," but I think it is as enjoyable. The set up has the magical feel of a traditional fairytale blended with the weirder sensibility of a revisionist fable along the lines of "Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes." In a city where fancy cheeses are prized by the upper classes as the epitome of fine living, the middle classes live in fear of The Boxtrolls, »

- Catherine Bray

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

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Check Out Amazing Puppetry in the Trailer for New Toby Froud Short 'Lessons Learned'

29 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

When last we saw Toby Froud, he was an infant sporting stripey pajamas and getting abducted by David Bowie in Labyrinth, but now we've gotten word that Froud is following in his father's footsteps...

He has a new short film, Lessons Learned, on the way, and today we're happy to show you its trailer.

Actually, to say the last time we saw Froud was in Labyrinth is not true. His special effects work has appeared in such films as ParaNorman and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. But now, reminiscent of his father, Brian Froud (the elder Froud was, among other things, the conceptual designer for Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal), Toby has created a short film entitled Lessons Learned that was successfully Kickstarted last year and is heavily influenced by his father's iconic characters.

Teaming with another mega-talented offspring, Heather Henson, and her puppet »

- Scott Hallam

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