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'The Boxtrolls' is smart, but maybe too scary

U-T San Diego - 26 Sep 2014
Commercials for “The Boxtrolls” make it seem as if the animated movie is adorable and silly and family-friendly. It's a story about a young boy adopted by bluish, grayish, box-wearing trolls. They live peacefully underground, listening to music, co ...
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Imago Theater Makes Magic with 'La Belle'

CALIFORNIA - 20 Nov 2017
That work includes stage puppetry, TV, and even stop-motion puppets for films like Coraline (2009), Paranorman (2012), and The Boxtrolls (2014). Figuring out “how to operate a puppet four feet away from us via cables and rods and things … that was the ...
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Laika seeks to boost Portland profile with museum exhibit

The Register-Guard - 01 Nov 2017
The Portland Art Museum opened its Laika exhibit earlier this month, showcasing the puppets and sets that appear in the studio's four films, all Oscar nominees: “Coraline,” “ParaNorman,” “The Boxtrolls” and “Kubo and the Two Strings.” Its stop-motion ...
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Portland Art Museum Opens LAIKA Exhibit

Animation World Network (press release) (blog) - 26 Oct 2017
Established in Portland in 2005, LAIKA has produced four Oscar-nominated features, including Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), The Boxtrolls (2014), ParaNorman (2012) and Coraline (2009). Among LAIKA's many accolades is a 2016 Scientific and ...
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Interview with Dario Marianelli

Film Music - 22 Nov 2017
Marianelli's since shown his diversity from battling a witch alongside “The Brothers Grimm” to the animated fantasies “Boxtrolls” and “Kubo and the Two Strings” His ravishing sense of feminine empathy has distinguished “Jane Eyre” “Agora” and “Anna ...
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This Week's $1 Movies For Kids: 'Rio 2' and 'The Boxtrolls'

Patch.com - 11 Jun 2017
For July 4 and 5, "Rio 2" and "The Boxtrolls" will be screened. Tickets to the movies are $1. Other $1 films to be screened include "Storks," "Sing," "The Secret Life of Pets," "Happy Two Feet" and more. (Full schedule below). "The Summer Movie Express ...
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'The Boxtrolls' Is an Adaptation of 'Here Be Monsters!'

New York Times - 25 Sep 2014
In “The Boxtrolls,” old-fashioned stop-motion animation is combined with new-style 3-D cinematography to charming effect. The film, based on the book “Here Be Monsters!” by Alan Snow, tells a familiar story with familiar themes and characters ...
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Designing a Fantastical World for 'The Boxtrolls'

New York Times - 04 Sep 2014
Adapted from Alan Snow's novel “Here Be Monsters!,” “The Boxtrolls” follows miniature beings who wear boxes and live beneath the towering town of Cheesebridge. That split makes for two distinct visual worlds in the movie, directed by Anthony Stacchi ...
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The Boxtrolls review – one of the summer's best animations

The Guardian - 11 Sep 2014
This lovingly detailed adaptation of Alan Snow's Here Be Monsters introduces us to a junk-loving species – part Womble, part Morlock – who reside in a cobbled town's sewers, demonised by cheese-fattened bigwigs, until a human defection to the Boxtroll ...
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The Boxtrolls review – splendidly inventive children's animation

The Guardian - 13 Sep 2014
In the Victorian-era town of Cheesebridge, monster-catcher Archibald Snatcher (brilliantly voiced by Ben Kingsley) keeps the locals safe from child-stealing Boxtrolls in return for the promise of a coveted White Hat. Archibald wants to hobnob with the ...
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'The Boxtrolls': Venice Review

Hollywood Reporter - 30 Aug 2014
There's a captivating sequence during the end credits of The Boxtrolls that's more or less a hand-drawn capsule version of the entire story, accompanied by an airy cover of the Pete Seeger hit “Little Boxes” performed by Portland band Loch Lomond.
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VIDEO: The Boxtrolls Redefine Family

People Magazine - 19 Sep 2014
Our cheeks hurt from smiling so much while watching this sweet video, What Is Family, featuring The Boxtrolls cast and filmmakers dishing on the 3D stop-motion animated movie about young orphan Eggs, voiced by Game of Thrones' Isaac Hempstead Wright ...

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