The Boxtrollsis a 2014 American stop-motion animated fantasy comedy film directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi based on the 2005 novelHere Be Monsters!by Alan Snow. It is produced by Laika. The film tells the story of Eggs, a human boy raised by trash-collecting trolls, known as "Boxtrolls", as he attempts to save them from Archibald Snatcher, a pest exterminator. The film introduces Isaac Hempstead-Wright as the voice of Eggs and features the voices of Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Dee Bradley Baker, Steve Blum, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, and Simon Pegg.
The film was released on September 26, 2014, by Focus Features, to generally positive reviews from critics. The film earned $109 million on a $60 million budget. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.