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Boxtrolls Movie #Giveaway!

If you’ve been reading Toys In The Dryer since last year, you know that I was all excited about the movie Paranorman. This year, the makers of Paranorman have come out with a new movie called The Boxtrolls. If the animation is anything like Paranorman, it’s going to be AWESOME!

The Boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls is another stop-motion animation from LAIKA and Focus Features. Yes, more than 20,000 props were hand made and hand manipulated to make this film. It took animators an average of 1 week to make 3.7 seconds of film which is about 90 frames (or photos). Crazy huh?

Wondering what The Boxtrolls is about? Here’s the official synopsis:

A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), 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 (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

Or…if you’re more into watching a trailer:

Doesn’t this movie look super cute?! I can’t wait to see it!

In honor of The Boxtrolls movie release this Friday, September 26, 2014, I’m giving away a Boxtrolls back-to-school prize pack to a lucky U.S. Toys In The Dryer reader! The prize pack contains:

  • A Boxtrolls backpack
  • shirt
  • pencils
  • pens
  • highlighter
  • lunch box
  • clay set
  • bracelet making set
  • folders
  • stickers

In addition, one lucky Minnesota/Western Wisconsin reader will win two tickets to see the movie at the Mall of America!

Do you plan on going to see The Boxtrolls? We are!

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  1. I like how unique this story is. This box grows up in a box and thinks he is a troll when he is human. It just looks so cute!

  2. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    I Like The Storyline And Unique Characters!

  3. I like that it looks like a good message for my children. Tough to find in today’s pop culture.

  4. I like the original characters.

  5. It appeals to both my son and my daughter. Those are hard to find. We are seeing this as a family!

  6. My granddaughter is totally fascinated with the Boxtrolls and wants to see the movie.

  7. Stephanie Grant says

    What interests me most about The Boxtrolls is the fact it’s a stop animation film and let’s face it that’s the best kind of cartoons no!? I’m also excited about seeing the movie tonight because I loved Coraline and ParaNorman so I think this one is going to be just as awesome :)!

  8. michelle koerner says

    it looks really silly, but in a way that would be fun for kids andadults!

  9. Corey Olomon says

    It looks like a movie my kids would like.

  10. Looks like a fun movie my kids would enjoy.

  11. I have heard so much about this movie and the commercials are so cute. My grandkids so want to see this.

  12. Allyson Tice says

    I like that the characters are unique and will appeal to both kids and adults!

  13. My son looks very interested in going to see the movie. I think it will beat his expectations.

  14. chickie brewer says

    I saw the previews it looks like a fun family movie hat I would like to see.

  15. I like the different look of the picture and characters. Great story and the trailer looksgreat.

  16. I’d like to take my older grandkids.

  17. I like the theme of the movie and the way it will keep my grandchildren interested

  18. Shemp DeYoung says

    I like any movie that can get my kids excited. My daughter thinks this one looks delightful.

  19. Leigh Anne Borders says

    I love seeing family movies with great messages. That is hard to find today.

  20. I think it looks like such a great movie! Just watching the trailer got me super excited for it! haha

  21. Madalyn Haire says

    I would love to take my 9 year old…have not got to take him to a movie since my 1 year old was born

  22. Madalyn Haire says

    We loved ParaNorman and I love to watch kids’ movies by the same producers/directors, etc

  23. Crystal Veasey says

    I love the story line, and the actors in it.

  24. It looks like a movie the whole family would love.

  25. my granddaughters would love it because of the unique characters

  26. My kids can wait to see the movie. They think it looks very entertaing

  27. The BoxTrolls is definitely not what you would normally expect in a movie, but I can’t wait to see the characters and the stop motion animation.

  28. Georgia Beckman says

    What interests me most is the artwork. I think children will love the idea of a whole new kind of pretend underground world, but not be scared.

  29. Sharon Schoepe says

    I really like how appealing the characters are. I can’t wait to see this with the kids

  30. molli vandehey says

    it just looks like unique and bertter message than so much thts out there for the kids.

  31. Darlene Owen says

    It looks like a great movie for kids and the characters looks great.

  32. megan tilley says

    It looks funny! I also like that it is from the same people that did coralline!

  33. I just like that it looks like a super cute movie that both my kids would like and enjoy very much!

  34. I would bring my son and my daughter

  35. Kimberly Schotz says

    I like the animation of the Box Trolls. It seems interesting.

  36. Melissa George says

    i like the story line as to how the boy lives with his family happily. and they transform treasures into incredible adventures which is so very entertaining.

  37. Melissa George says

    My 3 years old son with the guest with me to the movies.

  38. jenn giannetto says

    i really like the look of the animation and that it is from the makers of coraline

  39. I like that they take in the boy. My daughter wants to go see this one! 🙂

  40. laurie brown says

    it looks like such a fun movie,cant wait to take my daughter and nephew to see it

  41. My Grand Son Lucas!

  42. I love how hard the animators worked for this awesome movie. They spent 1 week to make 3.7 seconds of film. Wow! It’s amazing!!
    Thank You So Much for the review and giveaway!

  43. Dusty Schnur says

    I love that it is different and it catches my kids attention every time a commercial for it comes on.

  44. I love the message that the movie sends and that the characters are unique and loveable! I can’t wait to take my kiddos to see this movie!

  45. I like the different look of the picture and characters. Great story and the trailer looksgreat.

  46. Angela Saver says

    What interests me most about The Boxtrolls is that it looks like a movie that my hubby & I would enjoy along with our kids, & I loved Coraline so I am really excited to see this movie!

  47. I like the humor!

  48. I’d take my daughter!

  49. It looks like a super cute movie that my whole family will enjoy.

  50. It looks like a movie the whole family can enjoy

  51. Danielle Fehring says

    I like that the humor looks like it is for both children and adults!

  52. Danielle Fehring says

    I will take my kiddos 🙂

  53. the characters are different and it looks funny cannot wait to see this with my daughter and hubby

  54. The story line is so different, it looks like a fun movie, and the kids want to see it.