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Laika Unveiling ‘The Boxtrolls’ at Venice

Laika Unveiling Latest Animated Picture 'The Boxtrolls' at Venice

Laika, the animation house behind 2009’s “Coraline” and 2012’s “Paranorman,” is back: promoing Saturday at Comic-Con in San Diego, Focus Features release “The Boxtrolls” will premiere at this year’s Venice International Film Festival, out of competition.

Check out the newest trailer — sporting the voices of Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Elle Fanning, and more — below, as well as a full synopsis:

The new 3D
animated feature from Laika Studios 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, that’s 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

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