Following previous releases Coraline and ParaNorman, Focus Features have released the first trailer to their latest animated movie, The Boxtrolls, inspired by Alan Snow’s bestselling children’s book “Here Be Monsters!”
The film follows a band of underground dwelling trolls who, along with the help of an orphan they raised called Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Write), find themselves fighting against an evil townsperson (Ben Kingsley) who wants to eradicate each and every one of them.
Whilst just over a minute long, the trailer clearly comes packed with messages to make, touting not only family diversity but briefly featuring same-sex parents – a hot topic of late given the Supreme Court’s recent decision to strike down Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.
Both Coraline and ParaNorman were dazzling examples of the animation team working behind the films and the latest trailer shows we are in for the same kind of visual stunnery we have come to expect. Audiences will also be treated to quite the ensemble voice cast with the likes of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley and Tracy Morgan.
The Boxtrolls is scheduled for a September 26 release date in the US and we’ll leave you with the trailer.