There are quite a few animation companies out there nowadays, but there’s only a couple that dive into the world of stop-motion in order to tell their stories. LAIKA has been successfully giving us wonderful stories and top notch stop motion animation, with a pinch of CG, for the past few years, and they’re doing it again with The Boxtrolls.
What I’ve always found rather funny is that LAIKA’s animated features quietly sneak their way into production with only a few people taking notice. A year or two goes by and suddenly audiences are being spoiled with their cool creation, and The Boxtrolls isn’t any different. The Boxtrolls focuses on a group of intriguing creatures that reside in the sewers underneath a post Victorian-era city. When an evil exterminator makes it his life’s mission to eradicate the adorable creatures, it’s up to a couple of youngsters to save them. The voice cast for this picture includes Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Nick Frost and many others.
There’s already one trailer out for The Boxtrolls, but there’s something that makes this one so unique. We get a small peek at what the folks at LAIKA do in order to craft not only their figures, but the little town that our main characters reside in. You see them tending to a character’s face all the way down to a small patch of weeds growing from a crack in the ground. When it comes to animation companies, LAIKA definitely encompasses the kind of care, dedication and passion that makes us love each of their movies, and all of them who make it possible.
What do you think of the latest trailer for The Boxtrolls?