Laika Studios, the animation house behind the acclaimed stop-motion films "Coraline" and "ParaNorman," has dropped an early teaser trailer for their upcoming 3D feature "Boxtrolls," which will be hitting theaters next year on September 26, 2014. Once again mixing horror with humor, the Laika team have conjured up a whimsical story about a bunch of harmless, box-size goblins who have remain safely hidden under the city streets until an encounter with a young orphaned human boy changes their lives forever.
The film, directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, will feature the voices of Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Tracy Morgan, Simon Pegg and "Game of Thrones" star Isaac Hempstead-Wright (though, none of those voices mentioned is featured in this preview).
The new 3D animated feature from Laika Studios tells the tale of the Boxtrolls, monsters who live underneath the charming streets of Cheesebridge, who crawl out of the sewers at night to steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend the townspeople have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are a community of lovable oddballs who are raising as one of their own an abandoned and orphaned human boy named Eggs. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by a villainous exterminator who is bent on eradicating them, Eggs must venture aboveground to save them, where he teams with an adventurous young girl to save not only the Boxtrolls but the soul of Cheesebridge.
The Boxtrolls stars the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Simon Pegg