The Boxtrolls

Once in a while you get to witness a truly magical movie. In this case, that would be The Boxtrolls from the creators of the Academy Award nominated movies Coraline and Paranorman. Nominated for 13 Annie awards, The Boxtrolls are a magical bunch of quirky characters you will love. From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, The Boxtrolls are available on Blu Ray and DVD on January 20th.

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Heroes come in all shapes and sizes in the family event movie The Boxtrolls. Starring, in voice performance, Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game of Thrones), and Elle Fanning (Maleficent), the new movie from animation studio LAIKA, the makers of the Academy Award®-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman, comes to Blu-ray™ 3D and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet on January 20, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Boxtrolls will also be available on Digital HD December 23, 2014, just in time for the holidays.

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The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack include a Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™. Bonus Features Exclusive to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack

PRELIMINARY ANIMATIC SEQUENCES:

  • Play with Commentary by Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable
  • Baby In The Trash
  • Eggs In The Underworld
  • Man On A Horse
  • Trubshaw’s Inventorium
  • Cheese Shop
  • Tea And Cheese

Bonus Features on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack and DVD

  • DARE TO BE SQUARE: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BOXTROLLS: VOICING THE BOXTROLLS: The tremendously talented cast members of The Boxtrolls discuss what it’s like to voice an animated puppet, what each actor brought to his/her role, whether their personalities were similar to their characters, and more.
  • INSIDE THE BOX : The directors, producers, and creative supervisor of character fabrication Georgina Hayns share the challenges of crafting characters who are inside a box.
  • THE BIG CHEESE: ALLERGY SNATCHER: The directors and producers are joined by Brian McLean, director of Rapid Prototyping, to discuss how the animation studio LAIKA creates the faces for their puppets. The big story here – literally! – is how Snatcher’s face changes shape due to his cheese allergy.
  • DECONSTRUCTING THE DANCE: Discover how LAIKA combined traditional stop-motion animation with visual effects in order to create the beautiful ballroom dance sequence – and how costume designer Deborah Cook met the challenge of creating costumes that could flow during a dance scene.
  • THINK BIG: THE MECHA DRILL: Standing 5 feet tall and weighing over 75 pounds, the Mecha-Drill is the largest stop motion puppet/prop ever created by LAIKA. Follow its creation from design to completion.

FEATURETTES:

  • THE NATURE OF CREATION
  • TROLLS RIGHT OFF THE TONGUE
  • ALLERGIC TO EASY
  • LET’S DANCE
  • ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS