28- #DLMChallenge “The Boxtrolls”

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 [2015])

Nick Frost (Paul, The World’s End)

Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd, The Watch)

Tracey Morgan (30 Rock, Top Five)


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And to learn more about the DLM Challenge— Click here.

-Jamie

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