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Laika Unveiling 'The Boxtrolls' at Venice

Thompson on Hollywood By Nick Newman | Thompson on Hollywood July 24, 2014 at 9:37PM

Laika. The people behind 2009's "Coraline" and 2012's "Paranorman" will soon make their return with "The Boxtrolls." Ahead of their September 26 release, Focus Features will have it premiere at this year's Venice International Film Festival, screening out of competition.
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Laika's "The Boxtrolls"
Laika's "The Boxtrolls"

Laika, the animation house behind 2009's "Coraline" and 2012's "Paranorman," is back: promoing Saturday at Comic-Con in San Diego, Focus Features release "The Boxtrolls" will premiere at this year's Venice International Film Festival, out of competition.

Check out the newest trailer -- sporting the voices of Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Elle Fanning, and more -- below, as well as a full synopsis:


The new 3D animated feature from Laika Studios tells the tale of the Boxtrolls, monsters who live underneath the charming streets of Cheesebridge, who crawl out of the sewers at night to steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend the townspeople have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are a community of lovable oddballs who are raising as one of their own an abandoned and orphaned human boy named Eggs. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by a villainous exterminator who is bent on eradicating them, Eggs must venture aboveground to save them, where he teams with an adventurous young girl to save not only the Boxtrolls but the soul of Cheesebridge.

This article is related to: Venice Film Festival, Focus Features, Universal/Focus Features


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