|'The Boxtrolls' - Laika - October 17 2014|
|Written by Charles|
|Thursday, 07 February 2013 20:13|
Marking their third project together, LAIKA and Focus Features, the two companies behind the current Academy Award-nominated animated feature ParaNorman, announced today that LAIKA has begun production on "The Boxtrolls". The new movie will be released by Focus on October 17th, 2014. It's a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature based on Alan Snow’s bestselling fantasy adventure novel Here Be Monsters.
The Boxtrolls is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class, and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. In truth, they're an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells and are raising an orphaned human boy.
We'll be following the developments concerning The Boxtrolls on the Forum topic.