For #28 of the #DLMChallenge #365moviesin365days on March 14th I watched: The Boxtrolls. All hail the Cheese! The Boxtrolls was one of the Oscar-nominated animated films of 2015, and lost out to Big Hero 6. While I intend on watching that film, I now see why The Boxtrolls was nominated.
The Boxtrolls is the third stop-motion film from the Animation Studio Laika following Coraline and ParaNorman. Stop-motion is a favorite of mine, so this charming film sold me quite easily. It also sets up one hell of a believable world (thanks to the author of the source material, Alan Snow).
In conclusion? Watch it.
The Main Crew:
Art Direction: Curt Enderle (Gary and Mike, ParaNorman [Set Designer])
Story Adapted by: Phil Dale (Tree) & Anthony Stacchi (Open Season)
Screenplay by: Irena Brignull (The Little Prince) & Adam Pava (Re-Animated)
Based on the Novel: Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow
Directed by: Graham Annable (Bone: The Great Cow Race [Video Game] & Anthony Stacchi (Open Season)
The Main Cast:
Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Iron Man 3)
Isaac Hempstead Wright (The Awakening)
Elle Fanning (Super 8, Maleficent)
Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Poltergeist )
Nick Frost (Paul, The World’s End)
Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd, The Watch)
Tracey Morgan (30 Rock, Top Five)
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