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“The Boxtrolls” Full International Trailer Is Here

A new full trailer slipped out today for LAIKA’s The Box Trolls. Unlike the previous three teasers, this trailer provides some clues about the film’s contents and the underground world of the Boxtrolls—and manages to do so without revealing anything of consequence.

This could very well be the UK English trailer, since it was posted online by Universal Pictures Switzerland. Whoever’s trailer it is, it further drives home the film’s breathtaking craftsmanship and completely original approach to stop motion art. Directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, Box Trolls will debut in the U.S. on September 26, 2014.

  • jhalpernkitcat

    That was very cute! I loved the rhyming trailer narration. The box trolls look like they are going to be a lot of fun. I got a small giggle out of the one startled by the alarm clock.

  • Revy

    Laika is the most exciting studio in animation today, in my opinion. Loved Coraline and ParaNorman, and Boxtrolls looks to be pushing the artistic possibilities of stop motion even further! Can’t wait to see more.

  • Ben

    LAIKA > Aardman + Burton (with the exception of Aardman’s Chicken Run.)

    • Harrison

      Really? Out of all of Aardman’s films, you picked Chicken Run?

      • Mike

        Hey, Chicken Run is excellent!

        • Harrison

          Oh I’m not saying its bad, but I’m more of a Wallace and Gromit fan.

  • George Comerci

    I’m glad to see more of what the film is about, at least. The no-dialogue trailers were great, but I’m happy to hear about the film and what it’s going to be about. And of course I’m excited for this! I’ll be right there on opening day! :D

  • illustratographer

    If you actually study the character designs, color palette and the stylized production design of the world, Laika’s films actually look nothing like a Tim Burton movie let alone look like each other (examine the characters’ silhouettes, the size/shape/proportions of their facial features, the movies’ color palettes, the way the windows, buildings and trees look, etc.)

    Also, this isn’t in the horror genre. More of a steam punk adventure with fantastical elements