FSM Media

by Dianna Ranere

The Boxtrolls arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on January 20, 2015 #Boxtrolls

My family and I missed The Boxtrolls while it was in theater, so I was happy to have the chance to screen it and offer my review. You can pre-order The Boxtrolls on Amazon now or wait until January 20th when it arrives on DVD and Blu-ray.

The Boxtrolls arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on January 20, 2015 #Boxtrolls

The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack include a Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™.

  • Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6x the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ lets you watch movies anywhere, on any device. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, smart TVs, connected Blu-ray™ players, game consoles and more.

Bonus Features Exclusive to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack 

  • PRELIMINARY ANIMATIC SEQUENCES
    • Play with Commentary by Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable
    • Baby In The Trash
    • Eggs In The Underworld
    • Man On A Horse
    • Trubshaw’s Inventorium
    • Cheese Shop
    • Tea And Cheese

 

Bonus Features on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack and DVD

  • DARE TO BE SQUARE: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BOXTROLLS
  • VOICING THE BOXTROLLS

The tremendously talented cast members of The Boxtrolls discuss what it’s like to voice an animated puppet, what each actor brought to his/her role, whether their personalities were similar to their characters, and more.

  • INSIDE THE BOX

The directors, producers, and creative supervisor of character fabrication Georgina Hayns share the challenges of crafting characters who are inside a box.

  • THE BIG CHEESE: ALLERGY SNATCHER

The directors and producers are joined by Brian McLean, director of Rapid Prototyping, to discuss how the animation studio LAIKA creates the faces for their puppets.   The big story here – literally! – is how Snatcher’s face changes shape due to his cheese allergy.

  • DECONSTRUCTING THE DANCE

Discover how LAIKA combined traditional stop-motion animation with visual effects in order to create the beautiful ballroom dance sequence – and  how costume designer Deborah Cook met the challenge of creating costumes that could flow during a dance scene.

  • THINK BIG: THE MECHA DRILL

Standing 5 feet tall and weighing over 75 pounds, the Mecha-Drill is the largest stop motion puppet/prop ever created by LAIKA.  Follow its creation from design to completion.

 FEATURETTES

  • THE NATURE OF CREATION
  • TROLLS RIGHT OFF THE TONGUE
  • ALLERGIC TO EASY
  • LET’S DANCE
  • ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS

Our thoughts: We loved it! We played it on our weekly family movie night and give it a thumbs up! We knew there was a HUGE chance that we would love it since we also like “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” which are made by the same company.

It’s a quirky movie, and is stunning to look at. The way they made the film is fascinating and to me it doesn’t “look” like any other animated film out there. The characters are well thought out and adorably weird. The trolls are lovable and you form an attachment with them right away. 

This is a great addition to your movie collection, and a great movie for Family Movie Night!

FILMDIVIDERDER

For more information on THE BOXTROLLS, please visit the official pages below:

Official Site: http://www.theboxtrolls.com/

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theboxtrolls

Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBoxtrolls #TheBoxtrolls

Official Instagram: http://instagram.com/theboxtrolls#

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