“Families come in all shapes and sizes… even rectangles.” Today Laika has released the teaser trailer for their upcoming 2014 release, The BoxTrolls. With the film still over a year away this is very much a teaser in the truest sense. Check it out for yourself after the jump…
The new 3D animated feature from Laika Studios tells the tale of the BoxTrolls, monsters who live underneath the charming streets of Cheesebridge, who crawl out of the sewers at night to steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend the townspeople have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are a community of lovable oddballs who are raising as one of their own an abandoned and orphaned human boy named Eggs. When the BoxTrolls are targeted by a villainous exterminator who is bent on eradicating them, Eggs must venture above ground to save them, where he teams with an adventurous young girl to save not only the Boxtrolls but the soul of Cheesebridge.
Even though we get very little in the way of the film’s larger story in the teaser, we can already see it will be full of Laika’s own unique way of telling stories that are both full of heart and humor. I for one am really looking forward to this film as Laika’s 2012 release ParaNorman was my favorite film last year.
Laika’s The BoxTrolls hits U.S. theaters September 26th, 2014