What: “The Boxtrolls”
Voice cast: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Simon Pegg
Writers: Irena Brignull and Adam Pava
Directors: Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable
The story: Living beneath the streets of Cheesebridge, a group of odd creatures has raised a human boy named Eggs (Wright) in this stop-motion, hand-drawn, and CG hybrid family tale from the makers of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman.”
The buzz: Honestly, do you need a better reason to head to the theater other than the words “from the makers of ‘Coraline’ and ‘ParaNorman’ “?
— CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE