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'The Boxtrolls' and Laika: The Bad Boys of Studio Animation

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by Mike Ryan September 24, 2014 09:46 AM
Focus
There’s a particular scene in ‘The Boxtrolls’ that truly exemplifies the bravado of Laika – an almost “I don’t give a f---” attitude toward focus groups and the societal norms of what an animated films should be. The problem is, this scene can’t be described in its full detail because it would be considered a spoiler. Let’s just say that, instead of redemption – a theme we see quite often in animated films – a character explodes. He literally explodes off this mortal coil with no chance of any kind of redemption ever again … or breathing, for that matter.

'The Boxtrolls' Trailer: Things Get Downright Adorable in New Stop-Motion Adventure

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by Britt Hayes June 11, 2014 01:06 PM
Focus Features
We've got a brand new trailer for 'The Boxtrolls,' the new film from Laika, the animation studio that brought us the dark and quirky hits 'ParaNorman' and 'Coraline,' and this one looks jut as insanely inventive and totally cute. Who knew trolls could be so adorable?

'The Boxtrolls' Trailer: Trolls Kidnap a Baby (But It's Kind of Cute)

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by Jacob Hall July 02, 2013 11:46 AM
http://youtu.be/MMCSXHEFtx8
Although CG is the bread and butter of the animation world, there's no denying the appeal of stop-motion, which is so much cooler and tactile than pixels. For this reason, any new project from Laika, the studio behind 'Coraline' and 'ParaNorman,' is instantly on our radar and their upcoming 'The Boxtrolls' is no different.' Although the film is still over a year away, the first teaser has arrived, giving us the tiniest peek at what the studio has up its sleeve.

'ParaNorman' Creators Reteam For Animated Film 'The Boxtrolls'

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by Britt Hayes February 07, 2013 01:02 PM
LAIKA/Focus Features
LAIKA, the studio that brought us the Oscar-nominated animated feature 'ParaNorman,' is reuniting with Focus Features for a new animated project called 'The Boxtrolls' and it sounds too cute. Are these guys the new Pixar?

'ParaNorman' and 'Wreck-It Ralph' TV Spots

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by George Roush July 30, 2012 09:30 PM
Focus Features/ Walt Disney Animation
This is one of the best years in recent memory for animation nuts. We've gotten a new Pixar movie, we're getting a new Walt Disney Animation movie, and we've got four stop-motion animation films for 2012 (bonus points if you can name the other three). Now you can see some new TV for two upcoming animation movies -- 'ParaNorman' and 'Wreck-It Ralph.'

New 'Paranorman' Poster Goes Full Scream Ahead

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by George Roush May 15, 2012 02:50 PM
Laika
One of our favorite forms of animation is good, old-fashioned stop-motion animation and Laika studios has been one of the pioneering studios when it comes to bringing this incredibly detailed style of animation to the big screen. And a brand new poster for their latest film - the zombie action-comedy 'Paranorman' - has just hit the internet, which gets us even more excited.