* I received this DVD for review. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
The Boxtrolls are coming to DVD and Blu-ray on January 20, 2015! This is a DVD that you do not want to miss. From the creators of Academy Award Nominated Films Coraline and Paranorman comes the magically nominated movie event of the season! The Boxtrolls was nominated for 13 ANNIE awards this past season, including Best Animated Film.
Quirky, mischievous and good-hearted, the Boxtrolls are unique creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs in a fantastical charming cavern below the bustling streets of Cheesebridge. But when the evil Archibald Snatcher schemes to capture Eggs’ family, it’s up to Eggs and his feisty new friend Winnie to save the Boxtrolls!
Based upon the book Here Be Monsters! The Boxtrolls voice cast also includes Academy Award® nominee Toni Collette, Jared Harris (Mad Men), Nick Frost (The World’s End), Richard Ayoade (The Watch), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead). The Boxtrolls is available on The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack include a Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™.
Bonus Features Exclusive to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack
- PRELIMINARY ANIMATIC SEQUENCES
o Play with Commentary by Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable
o Baby In The Trash
o Eggs In The Underworld
o Man On A Horse
o Trubshaw’s Inventorium
o Cheese Shop
o Tea And Cheese
Bonus Features on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack and DVD
- DARE TO BE SQUARE: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BOXTROLLS
o VOICING THE BOXTROLLS
The tremendously talented cast members of The Boxtrolls discuss what it’s like to voice an animated puppet, what each actor brought to his/her role, whether their personalities were similar to their characters, and more.
o INSIDE THE BOX
The directors, producers, and creative supervisor of character fabrication Georgina Hayns share the challenges of crafting characters who are inside a box.
o THE BIG CHEESE: ALLERGY SNATCHER
The directors and producers are joined by Brian McLean, director of Rapid Prototyping, to discuss how the animation studio LAIKA creates the faces for their puppets. The big story here – literally! – is how Snatcher’s face changes shape due to his cheese allergy.
o DECONSTRUCTING THE DANCE
Discover how LAIKA combined traditional stop-motion animation with visual effects in order to create the beautiful ballroom dance sequence – and how costume designer Deborah Cook met the challenge of creating costumes that could flow during a dance scene.
o THINK BIG: THE MECHA DRILL
Standing 5 feet tall and weighing over 75 pounds, the Mecha-Drill is the largest stop motion puppet/prop ever created by LAIKA. Follow its creation from design to completion.
o THE NATURE OF CREATION
o TROLLS RIGHT OFF THE TONGUE
o ALLERGIC TO EASY
o LET’S DANCE
o ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS
- FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTORS Anthony Stacchi AND GRAHAM ANNABLE
The Boxtrolls is a delight for the whole family! We sat together and watched it a few nights back and we all really enjoyed it! This movie is hilarious, entertaining, and endearing all at the same time. The script is unbelievably witty and will have you in stitches at several points throughout. Besides the humor, the graphics on this movie are second to none. Be sure to pick up your copy when it comes out on 1/20!