Focus Features has debuted a new trailer for LAIKA’s third animated film, The Boxtrolls, coming to theaters on September 26, 2014 and featuring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Simon Pegg. Definitely not your traditional trailer, this one celebrates the behind the scenes of LAIKA Studios, appropriately set to a new rendition of “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” Check it out in the player below, courtesy of iTunes Movie Trailers!
The new 3D animated feature 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, thats 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 aboveground to save them, where he teams with an adventurous young girl to save not only the Boxtrolls but the soul of Cheesebridge.