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Exclusive: Getting to Know the Voices of THE BOXTROLLS

Get ready to fall in love with the creepily cute creatures from LAIKA’s next stop-motion feature, The Boxtrolls. These little underground dwellers, along with their adopted human friend Eggs (Isaac Hempstead-Wright), are the heart and soul of the spectacular upcoming film from the stop-motion Portland powerhouse. Based on Alan Snow’s novel Here Be Monsters!, The Boxtrolls tells the story of an orphan boy named Eggs who was raised by trash-collecting little trolls who, fittingly, wear abandoned boxes. When the Boxtrolls start getting hunted down by Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley), an oversized exterminator, Eggs has to find a way to help his misunderstood family.

In this exclusive featurette from Focus Features, “Trolls Right off the Tongue,” we hear from LAIKA CEO and lead animator Travis Knight, directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, and the supremely talented voice actors Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas and FerbStar Wars: The Clone WarsBatman: Arkham City) and Steve Blum (Cowboy BebopX-Men, Star Wars Rebels) about crafting the distinct, expressive voices of the Boxtrolls.

Also featuring the voice talents of Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, and Simon Pegg, The Boxtrolls will be tumbling into theaters September 26, 2014. For more behind-the-scenes looks at the stop-motion in progress, check out the film on Twitter and Instagram.

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Comments

  1. Fantastic examples of excellent VO work, collaboration, improvisation and spontenaity!

  2. Andrea says:

    So excited!!! What a cool look behind the scenes.