Check out the first full length trailer for Focus Features' The Boxtrolls.
Directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, the new 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class, and the stinkiest of fine cheeses and follows the story of A young orphaned boy, who is raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors, who tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.
Australian Toni Collette, Tracey Morgan, Simon Pegg, Richard Ayoade, Jared Harris and Nick Frost round out the all-star cast.
Based on the novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow, the animated comedy is scheduled to hit theatres September 26, 2014.
Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright), since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie (Elle Fanning) to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.