Boxtrolls (Blu-ray)

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Academy Award-nominated stop-motion adventure. Below the streets of Cheesebridge live the Boxtrolls, a community of cave-dwelling and cardboard box-wearing creatures, who are believed to pose a threat to the citizens of the town and their children. However, in truth, they really pose no such threat and have even raised an orphaned boy, Eggs (voice of Isaac Hempstead Wright), as one of their own. Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley), a local pest exterminator, hatches a plan to get rid of the Boxtrolls for good as a means of securing his place within the town's cheese-loving elite. When the Boxtrolls hear of Archibald's plan it then falls to Eggs to save the day, since he is the only member of the group who can remain undetected on the city streets. He ventures above ground and soon befriends local rich girl Winnie (Elle Fanning), who agrees to help Eggs save his adopted family from extinction...

Product Details

Barcode
5053083022105
Department
Movies & TV
Released
26 Jan 2015
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Animation
Region
Region B
Language
English
Number of Discs
2
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
97 min
Age Restriction
PG
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Boxtrolls
Release Year
2014
Running Time
97 min
Language
English
Alternate Title
Boxtrolls 3D
Categories
Childrens / Animated / Adventure / Computer Animation / Family (General) / Fantasy
US Box Office
$52.0 million
Official Website
http://www.theboxtrolls.com/
Ratings
IMDb
6.8
Rotten Tomatoes®
77%
Metacritic
61
Synopsis
Subterranean trolls raise an orphaned boy, who helps them fight back against an evil exterminator and make peace with the fearful residents of an upper-crust Victorian-era town known for its world-class cheeses. The two things the people of this posh town treasure most are their children and their cheeses; unfortunately, those are also the things that the Boxtrools - a race of unsightly, sewer-dwelling creatures - covet most. Clad in cast-off cardboard boxes as they scuttle about underground, the Boxtrolls may look like a fearsome bunch, they're actually quite friendly. Having previously adopted an orphaned infant named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright), the diminutive tinkerers raise him as one of their own. Meanwhile, Eggs may be the Boxtrolls' only hope for survival when scheming exterminator Archibald Snatcher (voiced by Oscar-winner Ben Kingsley) seeks to earn his entry into the ultra-exclusive Cheesebridge society by eradicating the misunderstood creatures once and for all. Little does the villainous Snatcher realize that Eggs has a wealthy friend named Winnie (voiced by Ellie Fanning), and that Winnie may be the key to solving the longstanding feud between the people above, and the benevolent creatures below.
Poster
Poster for Boxtrolls
Cast & Crew
Director
Graham Annable / Aaron Sorenson / Anthony Stacchi
Voice
Richard Ayoade / Dee Bradley Baker / Toni Collette / Elle Fanning / Patrick Fraley / Nick Frost / Nika Futterman / Brian George / Jared Harris / Isaac Hempstead-Wright / Ben Kingsley / Maurice LaMarche / Max Mitchell / Tracy Morgan / Laraine Newman / Simon Pegg / Reckless Jack / Fred Tatasciore / Lori Tritel / James Urbaniak
Co-Star
Steven Blum
Screenwriter
Irena Brignull / Adam Pava
Source Writer
Alan Snow / Author: Alan Snow
Composer
Dario Marianelli
Director of Photography
John Ashlee Prat
Assistant Director
Samuel Wilson
Sound
Ren Klyce / Tom Myers
Sound Re-Recording
Ren Klyce / Tom Myers / Nathan Nance
Post-Production Supervisor
David Dresher
Music Director
Maggie Rodford
Visual Effects Designer
Adrienne Anderson / Joelle Spencer-Gilchrist
Production Manager/UPM
Daniel Pascall
Animation
Paul Andrew Bailey / Phil Dale / Antony Elworthy / Charles Greenfield / Brian Hansen / Michael Hollenbeck / Mike Hollenbeck / Todor Iliev / Danail Kraev / Rachelle Lambden / Adam Lawthers / Matias Liebrecht / Berardo Ludovic / Jan-Erik Maas / Dan MacKenzie / Florian Perinelle / Daniel Ramsay / Gabe Sprenger / Anthony Straus / Philippe Tardif / Chris Tootell / Kristien VandenBussche / Ian Whitlock / Dobrin Yanev
Choreographer
Nicole Cuevas
Character Design
Mike Smith
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"[E]very frame of the film is a marvel of creativity and craftsmanship, and the filmmakers stuff the margins of their plot with lots of offbeat humor..." -- Grade: B+
A.A. Dowd (25 Sep 2014, )
Chicago Sun-Times
3 stars out of 4 -- "THE BOXTROLLS has a rich, edgy texture that makes it stand out from other animated films."
Mary Houlihan (25 Sep 2014, )
Entertainment Weekly
"[V]oicing the putrid villain Archibald Snatcher, Ben Kingsley gives the funniest performance of his career..."
Joe McGovern (3 Oct 2014, )
New York Times
"In THE BOXTROLLS, old-fashioned stop-motion animation is combined with new-style 3-D cinematography to charming effect."
A. O. Scott (25 Sep 2014, )
Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "As meticulously realised as CORALINE and PARANORMAN before it..."
Neil Smith (12 Sep 2014, )
Washington Post
"Yet as winsome as these critters are, it is the movie’s virtuosic animation itself that steals the show, dazzling our eyes with its technical artistry..."
(25 Sep 2014, )