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It looks like Laika Studios prefer to do animation the old way. They've just released a new trailer for upcoming stop-animation movie, The BoxTrolls. There's very little context to the whole thing, but it does feature a cover of Elvis Presley's (You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care by Cee Lo Green. Check it out below:

Although it's certainly nice to see animation done the traditional way - although I'm fairly sure The BoxTrolls will include its fair share of computer wizardry - the trailer doesn't exactly explain a whole lot. Things like, what the hell is this movie about and why are they all in boxes. Luckily, the director Anthony Stacchi, cleared a few things up with Yahoo Movies! Read what he said below:

We had two previous trailers that were a little quieter, and we wanted one here that definitely emphasized the fun and the action/adventure part [of the film]. When we heard it [the song] and we heard the lyrics, it just totally made sense.

The film is based on Alan Snow's novel, Here be Monsters, which follows a gang of sewer-dwelling Boxtrolls who have raised an orphan boy. It's certainly got some acting talent lending their voices, including Ben Kingsley, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, and Simon Pegg. The official synopsis sounds like this:

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 an orphaned 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 Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

The BoxTrolls hits theaters on October 26th, 2014.

What do you think? Do you like this traditional animation, or do you prefer the more modern stuff? Let us know below.


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