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The BoxTrolls (2015, original release: 2014)


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Published: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2015]
Description:  1 videodisc (1 hr., 37 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language:  English

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Released as a motion picture in 2014

"Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow."

Bonus features: Dare to be square: behind the scenes of The boxtrolls; 5 featurettes that take you inside the magical world of The Boxtrolls; feature commentary with directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi

Voices: Isaac Hempstead Wright, Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Toni Collette, Tracy Morgan

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 Cheesebridge. When the town's villain, Archibald Snatcher, 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. Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs' family

Rating: PG; for action, some peril and mild rude humor

DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital 5.1

English, French, or Spanish dialogue, Spanish or French subtitles; English subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing

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Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Additional Credits:
Snow, Alan.
Stacchi, Anthony, film director
Annable, Graham, film director
Hempstead-Wright, Isaac, 1999- voice actor
Kingsley, Ben, 1943- voice actor
Fanning, Elle, 1998- voice actor
Harris, Jared, 1961- voice actor
Frost, Nick, 1970- voice actor
Collette, Toni, voice actor
Morgan, Tracy, 1968- voice actor
Focus Features.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)

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Ethnic cleansing of indigenous population for upward social mobility

Nefarious characters use ethnic cleansing of indigenous population for upward social mobility. The title characters, Boxtrolls, raise orphan boy. Think Romulus without Remus, or Mowgli from Jungle book. Girl from the ruling class meets the orphan and together they save the world. Essentially, the movie is Avatar in "clay-mation", with two-foot instead of ten-foot natives and cardboard boxes instead of blue skin.

Half the movie is in Cockney English so thick that Dickens would need a translation. Where is Dr. Henry Higgins when you need him? The clever and intelligent song “Boxtrolls” is, unfortunately, sung in falsetto. Some American group should sing it so everyone can understand and enjoy it.

Interesting diversion for older children and adults interested in trying to understand highly accented English.
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