When you watch The Boxtrolls trailer, you’ll notice a lot of connections. The most obvious are Coraline and ParaNorman because Laika has maintained a similar visual style throughout all of its young adult adventures. But it also feels slightly like Monsters, Inc. meets The Fraggles by way of Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Or maybe like mutant Minions who raise a human child.
You’ll also notice that this movie looks absolutely fantastic.
Check out the trailer for yourself:
Huzzah! Absolutely stunning.
This is the first directorial gig for Graham Annable (who was a Story Artist and Storyboard Artist for ParaNorman and Coraline respectively) and the second for Anthony Stacchi (who was co-director on Open Season). They’ve obviously kept a lot of Henry Selick’s stop-motion style in place, along with a great sense of wonder.
In a summer without Pixar, it’s a shame we also have to wait until September for this one. How long will we have to wait for the Boxtrolls/Minions crossover movie?
Source: Yahoo! Movies