Animated Film Trailer Makes Gay History 


A family is a family, that's the strong message featured in the new teaser trailer for "The Boxtrolls" from Laika (see trailer below). The company who brought us "Coraline" and the Oscar-nominated "Paranorman" is pushing boundaries once again by featuring two dads! Yes! And yay!

The narrator on the trailer says "Sometimes there is a mother, sometimes there is a father, sometimes there are two fathers," as we see a baby on a street with different parental figures go in and out mirroring the words.

Travis Knight, the president and CEO of Laika told THR via the Huffington Post that, "We’re not in any way trying to be activists. We’re just trying to be who we are."

Good for them!

Based on the novel "Here Be Monsters," Focus Features is releasing "The Boxtrolls" on Sept. 26th, 2014.

Teaser trailer below, and here's a short synopsis of the film:

Synopsis

The new 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class, and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright), since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie (Elle Fanning) to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.

Directors

ANTHONY STAACHI
GRAHAM ANNABLE

Cast

BEN KINGSLEY
ISAAC HEMPSTEAD-WRIGHT
ELLE FANNING
JARED HARRIS
TONI COLLETTE
NICK FROST
RICHARD AYOADE
TRACY MORGAN
SIMON PEGG



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