THE BOXTROLLS (PG)

WHO’S IN IT?

Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Game of Thrones), Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Ben Kingsley (Gandhi), Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine), Jared Harris (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Simon Pegg (The World’s End), Nick Frost (Cuban Fury), Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), Maurice LaMarche (Futurama), James Urbaniak (Across The Universe), Brian George (The Big Bang Theory)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Graham Annable (film debut) and Anthony Stacchi (Open Season), directors; Irena Brignull (Skellig) and Adam Pava (Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends), writers; David Bleiman Ichioka (Happy Tree Friends) and Travis Knight (ParaNorman), producers; Dario Marianelli (Atonement), composer; Edie Ichioka (Toy Story 2), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

An orphaned boy named Eggs (Hempstead-Wright) is raised by a group of cave-dwelling monsters known as the Boxtrolls, whom everyone else fears but of course are as harmful as a feather on grass. When they are targeted by the evil exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Kingsley), Eggs and local girl Winnie (Fanning) must save them from Snatcher’s clutches…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Laika Animation, the studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman, continue their rapid rise within the animation field with a charming new animated tale about the least charming of imaginary creatures (well, on first impressions at least).

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2014

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