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Lightbox: “The Boxtrolls” – Interview with Travis Knight & Isaac Hempstead-Wright

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In the latest episode of our video series Lightbox , Skwigly’s Tom Sanders meets Travis Knight, CEO of LAIKA, whose latest film The Boxtrolls follows the hugely successful Coraline and ParaNorman.
The film tells of a mysterious, underground race of trolls who live beneath the town of Cheesebridge through their resourcefulness, under threat from the ruthless exterminator Archibald Snatcher, who plans to eradicate them in a bid for social standing within the town.
Also featured in this episode is performer Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Game of Thrones), who discusses voicing the film’s lead character Eggs, a boy raised by boxtrolls and endeavouring to discover his true identity.

The Boxtrolls opens in UK cinemas this Friday, September 12th. To learn more you can read our review of the film.

Interview conducted by Tom Sanders
Presented and edited by Ben Mitchell
Footage courtesy of Universal
Additional footage filmed by Tom Coleman

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Rob Munday
@skwigly @thenfb @bonobostudio Great interview. Really insightful.
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Tragic Magic 💀
@skwigly @thenfb @bonobostudio Watched it last night, what a wonderful piece of work. Such a great look to it.
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Dr. Bella Honess Roe
Stop motion + wool. The only that would make me happier is if it had chickens in it. Watch this - it's gorgeous.
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