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The perils of stop-motion in 'The Boxtrolls'
The perils of stop-motion in 'The Boxtrolls'

"The Boxtrolls" is the latest production from Laika, the company that made the films "Coraline" and "ParaNorman," which were both nominated for the Academy Award for best animated feature. Again using the stop-motion animation process rather than the more contemporary computer animation, "The Boxtrolls" is about a young boy (Isaac Hempstead Wright) raised by a community of small trolls who live in boxes. After he meets a young girl (Elle Fanning), she helps him battle a scheming exterminator (Ben Kingsley) set on ridding the town of the Boxtrolls for his own gain. The voice cast also includes Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade,...