September 27


The Boxtrolls


This week, I went to see a charming stop-motion animation film. “The Boxtrolls” is curiously allegorical and full of heart.

It’s a story about a young boy adopted by bluish, grayish, box-wearing trolls. They live peacefully underground, listening to music, co-sleeping and stealing trinkets from garbage heaps.

The film grabs your attention with its grotesqueries, but ultimately it speaks of acceptance and embracing the different, the bizarre, the unknown.

Check out the film. And if you want to learn more about how it was made, check out this awesome Forbes article “‘The Boxtrolls’ and Why It’s Crazy to do Stop-Motion Animation.”