The new film "The Boxtrolls" from Laika follows a young boy (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright) who is raised by an underground enclave of small trolls who live in boxes. He meets a girl (Elle Fanning) who helps him fight against a scheming exterminator (Ben Kingsley) out to rid their town of the Boxtrolls.
The film was recently shown as part of the Envelope Screening Series, with directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and producer and lead animator Travis Knight speaking at a Q&A.
In an era of computer animation, there is something special about the hand-done stop-motion techniques behind "The Boxtrolls."
"Stop motion has been around...