The Boxtrolls (Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Marisa Serafini and Demetri Panos discuss The Boxtrolls which is a 2014 stop-motion animated feature film based on the novel “Hear Me Monsters” by Alan Snow. THE BOXTROLLS are a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of a city called Cheesebridge. The story is about a young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors who tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator, the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher. When Snatcher comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls. Eggs decides to venture above ground and “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie. Together, they devise a daring plan to save The BoxTrolls family. RESOURCE LINKS: IMDb: Boxtrolls Book: Directors Interview: Soundtrack: Interviews: Behind The Scenes: Laika’s Genius At Work: Crazy-Complex Scenes: Concept Art:,d.aWw