The Boxtrolls (2014)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 32 mins

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This animated feature is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class, and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright), since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie (Elle Fanning) to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.

Crew: Anthony Stacchi (Director), Graham Annable (Director), Dario Marianelli (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy

Release Dates: 02 Oct 2014 (India)

Tagline: Heroes come in all shapes and sizes...even rectangles.

English Name: The Boxtrolls

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as Archibald Snatcher
as Boulanger
as Winnie
as Clocks
as Sir Broderick
Supporting Actor
as Mother
as Female Aristocrat
as Sir Langsdale
as Baby Eggs
Supporting Actor
as Oil Can
as Fragile
as Background Boy
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Shoe
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor


First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director


Production Company
Production Manager


Screenplay Writer
Story Writer


Music Director
Music Editor


Sound Effects Editor
Foley Editor


Art Director
Production Designer
Set Designer
Storyboard Artist
Assistant Art Director


Assistant Editor

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Supervisor
Film Type:
Feature Film
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes...even rectangles.
More than 20,000 props were handmade for the movie.

The movie’s smallest costumes were for Eggs as a baby: the sweater, measuring 3.5” from cuff to cuff across the length of both arms and chest, and the baby socks measuring 5/8” long.

The fabrication team is composed of 65 to 70 artists and craftspeople, who take three to six months to create a puppet depending on the complexity. Snatcher’s first puppet took six months; background characters take about three months. There are duplicates of every puppet, including 25 Eggs puppets, 15 Snatchers, and 185 total puppets.

The Boxtrolls is 87 minutes long, which is 125,280 frames. More actual frames were shot during production for second passes and 3D stereoscopic image capture.

The production period totaled 72 weeks.