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World Cinema

The Boxtrolls

Year 2014
Runtime 96 mins
Language English
Subtitles No
Canadian Premiere

A stop-motion animated family feature about an orphan boy raised by underground cave-dwellers.

Deep below the streets of Cheesebridge lies a cavernous underground world. A community of quirky, mischievous trash collectors known as the Boxtrolls reside there. Living amongst these rectangular monsters is Eggs (Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Game of Thrones), a human orphan boy raised as one of their own. Through him, we learn that these creatures aren’t so scary after all. When the town exterminator, Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley, comes up with a plot to get rid of them, Eggs must come to the surface and find a way to save his family.

Based on the British children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls receives the meticulously crafted stop-motion animation treatment from the creators of ParaNorman and Coraline. Also featuring the voices of Elle Fanning (Maleficent) and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead), the film is a charming, fast-paced adventure and a sumptuous visual treat.

Suitable for young audiences. Tickets $7 for children 13 & under

Countries

United Kingdom
Festivals
Venice Film Festival 2014
Director
Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
Producer
Travis Knight, David Ichioka
Screenwriter
Irena Brignull, Adam Pava
Editor
Edie Ichioka ACE
Cast
Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning