The Boxtrolls

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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

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