Focus Features has released four character posters for LAIKA's new animated film The Boxtrolls. The film is based on the book Here Be Monsters, by Alan Snow, and it is being directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable. This is sure to be another fantastic film from the animation studio. The movie is going to have a huge presence at San Diego Comic-Con and I've listed The Boxtroll events after the posters.
The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright of Game of Thrones) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge.
When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning of Maleficent). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.
The movie hits theaters on September 26th, 2014.
FRIDAY, JULY 25
Bug Chef David George Gordon will dare you to EAT LIKE THE BOXTROLLS as he cooks up some of his famous bug and insect edible creations
Location: Petco Park
2:00PM-3:00PM Univision Radio will be hosting the experience. Stop by for a limited edition signed Fish poster by Isaac Hempstead Wright.
3:00PM-4:00PM Nerdist will be hosting the experience. Stop by for a limited edition signed Shoe poster by Isaac Hempstead Wright.
SATURDAY, JULY 26
THE BOXTROLLS COMIC-CON PANEL
Location: HALL H / Convention Center
Participants: Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, and Producer and Lead Animator, and LAIKA president and CEO, Travis Knight
Moderated by Fandango’s Dave Karger
Location: Petco Park
2:00PM-3:00PM: Cinema Blend will be hosting the experience. Stop by for a limited edition signed Oil Can poster by Isaac Hempstead Wright.
3:00PM-4:00PM: Coming Soon will be hosting the experience. Stop by for a limited edition signed Shoe poster by Isaac Hempstead Wright.
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR LIFE-SIZED BOXTROLLS ROAMING COMIC CON. SNAP YOUR PIC AND TWEET USING #THEBOXTROLLS