Saturday, September 6, 2014

Creating the World of The Boxtrolls

My favorite thing about Laika is how open they are about their creative process. Before a film is released, we get these fantastic little featurettes which show how they build environments, animate characters and sometimes even showing how every stitch of clothing needs to be just so. Often, i'll be talking to journalists before an interview with these folks and most of the room is insistent that there are many CGI elements in a current releasing film. It's fun to watch their eyes bug out when the Laika crew set them straight and reveal all the tricks behind the magic. Today, Laika reveals some awesome bits about creating the fully realized world of the Boxtrolls, all of which is sure to have some of you taking notes!



A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

THE BOXTROLLS releases in theaters on September 26!

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