From Universal Pictures and studio LAIKA, the creators of CORALINE and PARANORMAN, comes the animated film THE BOXTROLLS on Blu-ray. The Boxtrolls are a group that raise a human boy named Eggs as one of their own. When some schemers from the regular world need the boy to trick his family, Eggs is introduced to things he’s never seen before. The combo packs releasing on January 20th includes the 3D, 2D, and DVD copies of the film.
• PRELIMINARY ANIMATIC SEQUENCES
o Play with Commentary by Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable
o Baby In The Trash
o Eggs In The Underworld
o Man On A Horse
o Trubshaw’s Inventorium
o Cheese Shop
o Tea And Cheese
• DARE TO BE SQUARE: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BOXTROLLS
o 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.
o 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.
o 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.
o 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.
o 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.
o THE NATURE OF CREATION
o TROLLS RIGHT OFF THE TONGUE
o ALLERGIC TO EASY
o LET’S DANCE
o ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS