The Boxtrolls’ Characters Comment on Free Will While Being Animated

A family event movie from the creators of CORALINE and PARANORMAN that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – THE BOXTROLLS, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright) 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). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

See THE BOXTROLLS’ ingenious “Time Lapse End Credits,” in which Mr. Trout (Nick Frost) and Mr. Pickles (Richard Ayoade) consider the unseen forces of the universe as the human makers of their universe are quickly and quietly revealed.