With Ben Kingsley and Elle Fanning Boxtrolls is an animation based on Alan Snow’s “Here Be Monsters” children’s novel. It follows a young boy who was raised by underground trash-collecting monsters as he battles against an evil exterminator.
The original Alan Snow story was subtitled “An adventure involving magic, trolls, and other creatures” and came out in the Uk in 2005 followed by a US release in 2006. It had over 500 black and white illustrations from Snow and although it was aimed at young readers it established fans of all ages for itself.
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