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The Boxtrolls

2014 | 96 min | K-7 | animation, comedy, family, fantasy

An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher.

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About the movie


  • arts


  • diverse
  • humoristic
  • imagination growth
  • movie technology
  • optimistic
  • reading skills of movie

Educational levels

  • middle schools


  • animation
  • comedy
  • family
  • fantasy


  • based on a book

Age limits

  • K-7


  • Uip

For media educator

The Boxtrolls is a stop motion animation film from 2014. The film tells the story of the town of Juusting, under which lives a strange colony of boxtrolls. At the heart of the story is a boy named Egu, who grows up with kind box trolls, unaware that he is a long-lost child. The learning material is aimed at middle schools. The themes of the learning material include e.g. the technique and aesthetics of animation, creating the look of a movie and the steampunk style.

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